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PC: Re: HO PC/AMT Modelling Question -Reply

as a side note, PC 4261 is now dressed up as "DL&W 807" and is operable - 
I've forgetten the PC number for it's mate "DL&W 808" but it came from NJT
prior to becoming a Lackawanna unit.   Did any other MBTA units survive? I
know one was cut up fairly recently, still painted black.

niether of these two units has any kind of train heat source of any kind,
either - just a large empty space at the rear.  

Bill's Syracuse rail page 

: From: Robert Holzweiss <robert.holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov>
: To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
: Subject: PC: HO PC/AMT Modelling Question -Reply
: Date: Friday, June 26, 1998 10:10 AM
: Ed <ebulman -AT- bidmc.harvard.edu> wrote:
:      I would like to model early Amtrak operations by using two P2K E8As
: painted in the PC 4252-4266 series that operated out of South Station in
: Boston.  Would it be possible to use the Walthers Phase 1 coach and
: food service cars, or would it be "more accurate" to use IHC/Rivarossi
: type cars? I would be modelling up to the late summer 1976.
:      Unfortunately I don't can't answer the coach question because I have
: had little experience with either manufacturer.  I do however have a
: comment on the locomotives.  Within the PC 4252-4266 series only the
: 4252 went to Amtrak (#278).  4254, 4256, 4261-4266 (and 4268) went to
: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 12/02/76.  Although they
: may have pulled Amtrak trains I do not believe this was a regular
: assignment.
:      AMTK 496 was formerly AMTK 288, PC 4280, PRR 4280, PRR 5710A. 
: I am almost positive I saw a photo of it with the cab cut off on the
: track at New Haven, CT in the early eighties.  
: Bob Holzweiss
: "Robert.Holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov"

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