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Re: PC: Great PC Article

Full crew laws were part of the problem.   For example the LV abandoned the
Cortland-Canastota line in 1967 - it may have still had buisness, PC picked
up a few customers in Canastota according to one map I saw, but they had 7
man crews for the line - 3 men could have done the job, probably even 2. 
The LV got lucky when the ICC let them abandon it, eliminating the crews,
the maintenance, the taxes, etc all in one fell swoop.  Multiply that
situation to the PC's branches and it's a wonder some llasted as long as
they did -

Bill K.

> From: Kenneth Roble, Jr. <KenRJR -AT- webtv.net>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: Great PC Article
> Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 3:25 PM
>               I picked up my copy of the Railroad Press at
> Books-a-Million last night. Its super. In the article it said how Penn
> Central could be so busy and keep the mainlines so jammed up and yet
> loose money in the process. I can't quite cmprehend this. It also so
> said that their lightly
> used branch lines cause PC grief.
> PC 1968-1976: Big Black & Busy
> CR 1976-1999: Big Blue & Busy
>  Ken R JR

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