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Re: PC: Re: PC MU # 1077 and PC station
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: PC MU # 1077 and PC station
- From: Bill <alcoman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 20:27:03 -0400
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
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
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