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Re: PC: Re: PC MU # 1077 and PC station

Here is the URL for the National NYC Museum


This is the OFFICIAL site of the museum and there is an email link there to
reach them

At 18:50 6/22/98 EDT, Mester123 -AT- aol.com wrote:
>That's true, there are plenty of historical societies.  I wonder if the New
>York Central System Historical Society would be interested?  As far as I
>they don't have a web site where I could e-mail them from.   Does anyone know
>if they do?  How's everything going with the PCHS?  Has anything gotten
>started?  Since this car was later owned and run by Penn Central, it would
>make a nice start for their historical society.
>I just got back not long ago from the Kensico Cemetary station along the
>former PC Harlem Line.  I almost got chased away by a security guard while
>waiting to photograph MNRR diesel hauled train # 3955 northbound from GCT.
>It's a great railfan spot, but the problem is, the station stop was abandoned
>in 1984 when high level platforms were built on the Harlem Line and now it's
>cemetary property.  The old low level platform is still there at that
>location, but all the station identification signs are gone.  PC commuter
>trains stopped here when PC ran the Harlem Line.  
>Does anyone remember if there were any Penn Central/MTA station signs at that
>location (Kensico Cemetary station)?  If so, on what parts of the platform
>were they?  Where there platform lights at this station?  Did Penn Central
>consider it a limited service station stop, or a flag stop?  Was there a
>platform in the middle of the tracks so northbound passengers getting off
>there would have a platform?  
>Lastly, does anyone remember if the Lakeview Avenue grade crossing just south
>of the station, or the Commerce Street crossing just north of it had crossing
>arms in the PC years, or did they just have flashing lights?
>Thanks for everything everyone!  After all of this, I now know a lot more
>about the 1000 series cars.  Rob Carlo sent some great information about the
>interior of the 1000 series cars he found years ago.  Thanks!  Does anyone
>know when the Metro-North RR officially plans to retire the PC 1100 series
>cars they operate?  I'm very familer with them and don't want to see all of
>them end up in a situation like this PC 1000 series car has ended up in.
>Since the 1100 series cars are in operating condition and are well
>I'm sure any RR museum would be glad to take them in, because all they'd
>really need is to be repainted in authentic NYC or PC colors to consider the
>car "restored."  They can run and aren't vandalized.  I'm sure this is all it
>would have taken for the 1000 series car too, 25 years ago, but that didn't
>John Weyhausen 
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