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Re: PC: CR MP54!!!!!! -Reply

Keith_Schell -AT- mytoyota.com> wrote:

     The B&O Museum in Baltimore used to have one, They may still and be
storing it off sight.

     Yes the museum did have one.  It was painted PC green with the
worms at both ends.  I forget the exact number, I am away from my
notes.  (I will find out tomorrow).  The car was former MARC, PC, PRR. 
When it was withdrawn from service it was stored in an exposed
location (with several others) and was severely vandalized.  I do mean
severely.  I have never in my life seen a car so completely destroyed. 
Every wall, light, fixture, and inside and outside appliance was wrecked. 
Of course all the copper was stripped.  The museum stored it indoors for
several years.  In 1993 the car was deascessioned by the museum and
scrapped.  The $$$ and time required to even cosmetically restore the
car combined with the fact the car represented the B&O's arch rival
(PRR) mitigated against keeping it.  

Bob Holzweiss
"Robert.Holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov"

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