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Re: PC: Re: PC MU # 1077
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: PC MU # 1077
- From: BGXX32A@xxxxxxxxxxx (MR PETER A KING)
- Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 19:08:37, -0500
> Anyway the
>museum calls itself DANBURY "RAILWAY" MUSEUM a museum that is
>preserve "ALL" types of railroad equipment not just NH stuff.
Jerome, the name does not determine what they collect. Their stated
purpose determines that. If their stated purpose is to preserve the
railroad history of Danbury, they can call themselves "Danbury Potato
Chip Museum", and that doesn't change the purpose. (Granted, that
would not be a good choice of names.) I have been told by directors
of the museum that all future efforts will go to acquiring and
preserving equipment that ran to Danbury. In some cases, it may be
representative, as the RS-1. In others, it may be equipment that
actually ran to Danbury. It is not restricted to NH equipment.
> And they also
>have none NH stuff, a PRR B60 Baggage, Box Car, Hopper, EL Hopper
>which never mader it there anyway and who cares, "its a MUESUM".
The most recent major acquisition is a pair of NH washboard MUs from
the Metro North wire train. They also have an NH caboose, an NH
gondola, two RDCs, and two PRR/PC/CR cabooses. All may have been see
at Danbury. They have been pestering Metro North for an FL-9, and
supposedly have been promised one.
> NYC 4537
>is no different than what other non-NH stuff they have there.
Sure it is. The other stuff either doesn't belong to them, was
acquired to be used for other purposes (the ex Reading excursion
cars), or was acquired before the stated purpose of the museum was
refined to limit themselves to equipment that ran in Danbury.
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