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PC: Re: 1100 & Washboards

The PC 1100's and 4400's were not converted to coaches because MTA had
juristriction over such projects and already had New M-1 MU's on the
property and ex-D&H (some ex-EL) for service. You forgot Amtrak has
"Heritage" cars using the same construction as 1100's and 4400's and they
have no rush underneath becuase they say Amtrak? Do you have any photos of
these 1100's and 4400's to back up your statement?
----- Original Message -----
From: <rastaff -AT- iguana.ruralnet.net>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 1:34 AM
Subject: PC: 1100 & Washboards

> Budd Company held the patent on shot welding aluminium.
> Passenger cars built by other builders with smooth or corrugated
> aluminium sides where attached to a steel frame. The chemical
> reaction between the two metals caused the steel to rust out very
> badly over the years. Also these cars where built with a layer of
> insulation between the outer aluminium and the steel interior that
> just asorbed moisture also helping to speed up the rusting out
> process. By the 1970's many passenger cars looked very good on
> the outside, but under that painted skin they were rusted away.
> This may have been a factor as to why the 1100 class ex-NYC
> cars and the NH washboard cars where not converted to diesel
> hauled coaches.
> Bob Stafford

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