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Re: PC: What killed PC?

um yeah okay run the lines so overgrown they already look abandoned that
get one train a week with 2 cars, and do it with a 7-man PC era crew?

please..   lets change the subject?

Bill K.

> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: What killed PC?
> Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 9:05 PM
> Passenger service will never be as good as it once was. Amtrak cut 
> service off to many places thet depended on it and was never replaced.
>   PC passenger service was much better despite no heat caused by 
> boilers, but when there was steam those cars were warm opposed to 
> today's "luke warm" amjunk cars with HEP. And when HEP fails the 
> entire train has no heat or lights where in PC era every car had it's 
> own generator.
> CR can never be a PC. To prove CR has done better, CR would have to 
> keep running the entire 44,000 mile system that they cut up to a tiny 
> 1100 miles. CR was the fed govt whose only job was to cut up the 
> railroad and not compete with their interstate highay system. PC had 
> many competing lines that CR gave to the trucks. No wonder CR was 
> falling appart and needed the merger of CSX and NS to bail them out 
> before they collaspe.

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