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PC: Re: Wreck of the Penn Central

there's also a lot of swamp north of the yards, plus the villiages at each
end of the yard limit and a road on each side that would have made it hard
to expand very far.   However by the late 60s they phased out one hump and
much of the west end of the yard spent a long time being empty, still is
now except for the van site leads and the runners into the rest of the
yard.   There was some room there but not a lot.   The area with the houses
and Bus garage has the same problem, how do you get into the space?
It could have been done but some of the houses and things that are there
have been there for a long time, you;d end up with another Frontier Yard
that's like 2 yards combined into one.

Bill K.

> From: JBeckley68 -AT- aol.com
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: PC: Wreck of the Penn Central
> Date: Monday, April 05, 1999 9:00 PM
>   I never have read the book, but have heard that the author goes into
> about the giant upgrade that Penn Central "A.Perlman" undertook at
> Yard in NY I have also heard that it cost almost double what it was
> to cost? Couldn't have the Penn Central expanded the terminal at Dewitt
> East Syracuse at a much lower cost? Land north of that yard was at that
> still mainly farm land , "now it holds a housing development, bus garage,

> etc." Does anybody out there know why this couldn't or didn't happen? 
> to hear some ideas!!!
> JB    

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