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PC: Conrail's OCS Train Disposition (fwd)
- Subject: PC: Conrail's OCS Train Disposition (fwd)
- From: alcoman <alcoman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 10:44:51 -0400 (EDT)
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Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 21:41:43 -0400
From: Kodi Marlin <racer -AT- net.bluemoon.net>
Subject: Conrail's OCS Train Disposition
>Conrail has announced the tentative disposition for the Office Car
>Special fleet. I will quote the release that was given to all of the
>passengers on OCS-601 from Cincinnati to Columbus on August 11th.
>Conrail Operation Lifesaver Special: August 11 and 13
>Locomotive No. 4020 - Built in 1951 by EMD (General Motors) for the
>Pennsylvania Railroad and numbered PRR 5809. Transferred to Penn
>Central in 1968 and renumbered PC 4309. Amtrak acquired the unit in
>1974 and renumbered it AMTK 496. In 1976, Amtrak removed the steam
>generators and installed head-end power sets. Conrail purchased the
>locomotive from Amtrak in 1984 and renumbered it CR 4020. Currently
>assigned to Norfolk Southern.
>Locomotive No. 4021 - Built in 1952 by EMD (General Motors) for the
>Pennsylvania Railroad and numbered PRR 5711. Transferred to Penn
>Central in 1968 and renumbered PC 4311. Amtrak acquired the unit in
>1974 and renumbered it AMTK 317. Amtrak removed the steam generators
>and installed head-end power sets. Conrail purchased the locomotive
>from Amtrak in 1984 and renumbered it CR 4021. Currently assigned to
>Locomotive No. 4022 - Built in 1951 by EMD (General Motors) for the Erie
>Railroad and numbered 833. With the 1960 merger of the Erie and
>Lackawanna Railroad companies, it was renumbered EL 833. The unit was
>conveyed to Conrail in 1976 and renumbered CR 4022. In 1979, the
>locomotive received a major overhaul in Altoona. The gear ratio of
>55:22 allows for a top speed of 90 MPH. Currently assigned to CSXT.
>Observation Car No. 10 - Built in 1922 by Pullman for the New York
>Central for use as a rear-end observation car. Named the "Queen
>Elizabeth". Renamed the "Hudson River," it served the Empire State
>Express in the early 1930's. The large rear platform was constructed to
>accommodate President Franklin D. Roosevelt's wheelchair. In 1942, it
>was renamed the "Kalamazoo River" and served the Twilight Limited. In
>1947 it was renamed "Victoria Park" and stored for stand-by service. In
>1952, it was placed in company service as an inspection car and numbered
>NYC 30. It was part of the funeral train for slain presidential
>candidate Robert F. Kennedy. Transferred to Penn Central in 1968 and
>renumber PC 30. Briefly renumbered CR 76 before becoming CR 10 in
>1977. Currently assigned to CSXT.
>Sleeper No.11 - Built in 1959 by Pullman for the Erie Railroad as a five
>double-bedroom/10 roomette sleeper car. Named the "Spirit of
>Youngstown." Conveyed to Conrail on April 1, 1976 and number CR 11.
>Currently assigned to CSXT.
>Sleeper No. 8 - Built in 1923 by Pullman as a tourist car. Acquired by
>the Southern Railway and converted to a couch in 1954 and numbered SOU
>1041. Acquired by Conrail in 1983 and renumber CR 24. Converted to an
>eight-bedroom sleeper in 1984 and renumbered CR 8. Currently assigned
>Office Car No. 1 - Built in 1927 by Pullman as a tourist car. In 1948,
>it was acquired by the Southern Railway and converted to a
>dinette/coach. Its original number was SOU 3102. It was converted to
>an office car in 1964 and renumber SOU 10. In 1970, it was renumbered
>SOU 3. Acquired by Conrail in 1982 and renumbered CR 1. Currently
>assigned to Norfolk Southern.
>Office Car No.4 - Built in 1927 by Pullman as a tourist car. In 1951,
>it was acquired by the Southern Railway and converted to an office car
>named the "Tennessean." In 1953, it was number SOU 4. Acquired by
>Conrail in 1983 and renumbered CR 4. Currently assigned to Norfolk
>Office Car No. 5 - Built by Pullman in 1911 for the Norfolk & Western.
>Named the "Pocahontas." Norfolk Southern numbered it NS 7 and retained
>the name. Conrail purchased the car in 1988 and renamed it the "Boston"
>with number CR 100. Renumbered CR 5 in 1994. Currently assigned to
>Dome Coach No. 55 - Built in 1955 by Budd for the Atchison, Topeka &
>Santa Fe and numbered ATSF 552. It was purchased by Auto-Train in 1971
>and renumbered 554. Western Rail Services bought the car in 1982 and
>changed the number back to 552. The car was sold to a short line in
>1986. Conrail purchased the car in 1988 and renumbered it CR 55.
>Currently assigned to Norfolk Southern.
>Coach No. 27 - Built in 1947 by Budd for the New York Central, and
>numbered NYC 2949. Transferred to Penn Central in 1968 and renumbered
>PC 2949. Acquired by Amtrak in 1974 and renumbered AMTK 5667. Acquired
>by Conrail and renumbered CR 27. Currently assigned to Norfolk Southern.
>Conference Car No. 12 - Built in 1951 by Budd for the Pennsylvania
>Railroad as a parlor car, numbered PRR 7138. Transferred to Penn
>Central in 1968 and renumbered PC 7138. In 1980, it was converted to a
>meeting room/board room car and renumbered CR 12. Currently assigned to
>Theater Car No. 9 - Built in 1954 by Pullman for the Canadian National
>as a dinette car and numbered CN 428. Conveyed to VIA in 1974 and
>renumbered VIA 428. Acquired by Conrail in 1982 and renumbered CR 23.
>In 1985, it was converted to a track inspection car and renumbered CR
>9. Currently assigned to CSXT. "
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