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Re: PC: Perlman Yard

HI1  As far as the name of Selkirk/Perlman yard is concerned, in 1924, when
the Castleton Cut-Off was opened, the yard where Selkirk yard is located is
there (albeit modified for steam era), and the yard is called SELKIRK
TERMINAL YARD. The Perlman thing must have come in quite a bit later. Maybe
around 1966 when the NYC declared a profit?  

Mike Rossi

> From: alcoman <alcoman -AT- net.bluemoon.net>
> To: Jerry Jordak <jer -AT- smellycat.com>
> Cc: Penn Central Mailing List <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> Subject: Re: PC: Perlman Yard
> Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 3:11 PM
> Isnt the CSX Jacksonville Center called Drullard or something like that
> and isnt UP's main place called the Harriman dispatch center.
> I want to say thanks to Jerry cuz I was UNAWARE that Selkirk had ever
> called Perlman Yard.  Learn something new every day!!
> On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, Jerry Jordak wrote:
> >Well, since it seems that none of you can find anything productive to
> >talk about, let me toss out something that I was pondering this weekend:
> >
> >Penn Central's Alfred E. Perlman Freight Classification Yard opened on
> >September 25, 1968, in Selkirk, New York, just a little west of Albany.
> >It, along with Buckeye Yard in Columbus, were built (or at least
> >completed) under the PC regime.
> >
> >Today, CSX (and Conrail previously) refers to the facility simply as
> >Selkirk Yard. So at some point, Perlman Yard became Selkirk Yard. Now
> >it is understandable that later management might have wanted to
> >emove Al Perlman's name from the yard, since he was identified (as was
> >Stuart Saunders and David Bevan) with the failure of the PC as a
> >corporation. It was kind of like when the Cotton Belt took over the
> >Rock Island main from Kansas City to New Mexico--the line was originally
> >going to be called the Rock Island Division, but was changed to the
> >Kansas City Division, because parent SP did not want to associate with
> >the line a name that stood for failure in the railroad business.
> >
> >So having said that, when was Perlman Yard renamed Selkirk Yard? Was it
> >done under PC, or did this happen during Conrail?
> >
> >Oh, and one last thing: Drop the test message thread NOW. I asked
> >everyone not quite three days ago to please cut down the garbage sent to
> >the list, and then I see 7 or 8 messages today with this test message
> >trash. Throw me bone here, folks.....my list and web server is only
> >a 486....and overloading it with pointless messages is *not* a good way
> >to keep the list server running....
> >
> >Thanks,
> >-Jer
> >
> >-- 
> >Jerry W. Jordak               Time has little to do with infinity
> >mailto:jer@smellycat.com      and jelly doughnuts.
> >http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/                      -- Thomas Magnum
> >Acts 16:31   <><
> >
> >
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