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Re: NYC list (was Re: PC: Albany's Union Station)
- Subject: Re: NYC list (was Re: PC: Albany's Union Station)
- From: Bill <alcoman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 22:43:18 -0400
The National NYC Museum has a webpage and it's link (along with a link to
Jerry's PC page) can be found at http://nyc.railfan.net/
The Museum is in the process of moving their fairly extensive page over to
railfan.net as well. So the NYC fans dont feel left out I for one am a fan
of the "Water Level Route"
At 08:11 6/13/98 +0000, Roger P. Hensley wrote:
>> From: Mester123 -AT- aol.com
>> Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 21:38:22 EDT
>> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>> Subject: Re: PC: Albany's Union Station
>> There are obviously NYC fans on this mailing list (I make one at least if
>> there aren't any others which I highly doubt!). Too bad we NYC fans don't
>> have a NYC web site like this PC one with a mailing list and all. That
>> would all be able to communicate about NYC things.
> Two of us. :-) And since the NYC was a PC predecessor,
> I would ASSume that we could bring up the subject. I doubt
> if two of us would overwhelm the list, especially as I am in
> Indiana and you are probably several states away.
>> Does anyone know why there is just about nothing on the web about the
>> a ton of stuff on the Pennsy? Does anyone out there know if the New York
>> Central System Historical Society has a web site?
> As was mentioned, there is a independent NYC web site
> and I also have NYC information on my web site as the
> Central was a big player here in my county. As to why there
> is more Pennsy stuff, they obviously had a better PR department.
> Look at all of the calendar art as just one example. IMO the
> Central spent more time running a railroad that was actually a
> 'system' of several railroads such as the 'Big Four' through
> Indiana and Ohio. This kept everyone working hard for a
> living and competing with the Pennsy and all of the other
> eastern railroads. The Pennsy was much more closely held
> with headquarters in Pennsylvania and was more 'image'
> conscious than the 'Central' and absorbed their subsidiaries
> more completely. Just a guess on my part. I'm sure there are
> others here who would willingly disagree. :-)
> As to the 'Central', for a little while, the NYC reporting
> marks live again on cars that CR has been repainting. The
> ones going to CSX now carry NYC reporting marks with
> the CR herald in the upper right corner of the car. A group
> of 70 ton hoppers came through here on a coal train the other
> day carrying the NYC marks.
>Roger Hensley - 00rphensley -AT- bsuvc.bsu.edu - firstname.lastname@example.org
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