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Re: PC: A PC original

40 years.

I only know due to the history behind the Erie Dunmore hopper that CHS did
it mentions that there was still one left in 1981 when they reached the end
of their lawful service life.  of course I believe that only includes cars
that are interchanged and not MOW stuff.

Bill K.

> From: MR PETER A KING <BGXX32A -AT- prodigy.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: A PC original
> Date: Friday, October 09, 1998 8:55 PM
> IIRC, there's some sort of rule that freight cars can only be used 
> for so many years. 25 comes to mind. After that, they must be retired 
> or heavily rebuilt. If this is correct, then we'll only be seeing PC 
> cars for another 3 years or so, because we're coming up on the 25th 
> anniversary of Conrail in 2001. The assumption is that, if a car is 
> heavily rebuilt, it will be repainted. Of course, non-interchange 
> equipment is exempt. 
> Can anyone verify what I remember? 

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