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Re: PC: Re: PC MU # 1077
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: PC MU # 1077
- From: nhlives@xxxxxxxxxxx (Josh Weis)
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 15:56:24 -0400 (EDT)
>Great idea! Let's see one more time if DRM is interested, and if not, exactly
>what you said at the end of your message. The car sounds like it's in
>horrendous condition and since the cabs are gone, this alone may turn them
>away from the car. The BETTER get some 1100 series cars though when they're
>retired which will be soon. Those things are in PERFECT condition, and the
>DRM can get about, oh just say 8 of them, repiant them in New York Central
>colors with NYC lettering, acquire two about to be retired FL-9's, paint them
>up in the New Haven colors again, and run the 1100's in their NYC paint in
>push pull with the FL-9's ratherthan bothering the MNRR for equipment on
>excursions. When they're not using the equipment on excursions, they can have
>it on display. I've spoken to John Silbert of the DRM, and he said they like
>the idea about the 1100's because they have reversable seats, so that when the
>train reaches the end of the line on an excursion, no one has to ride
>backwards for the trip back as many people do on DRM excursions using MNRR
>I think it's a dumb idea anyway, for a RR to buy passenger equipment that has
>fixed seats. The reversable seats are a great idea and even add flavor to the
>coaches for us railfans. There's just something about hearing a conductor
>flip a seat to the other direction that there isn't with fixed seats. Another
>thing is the trap doors at the vestibules of each coach with the steps leading
>down to the platform under them. There's that sound that you know the train
>is about to leave the station when you hear to the door hit them metal.
One problem with the 1100's...
...MN is removing the low level on many of these cars. Almost all of the B cars have their trap doors welded shut... Anyway...they are still an easy fix, just cut the metal, and get new trap hinges...and there ya go...
Danbury Railway Museum:
These opinion are MINE and I dont care if you (Jaap) like them.
The views/opinions expressed above do not reflect those of Danbury Railway Museum.
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