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Re: PC: Re: Your tax $ at work
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: Your tax $ at work
- From: Jerry Jordak <jer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:29:07 -0500
Garrett Rea wrote:
> >STAGED CRASH TESTS PASSENGER SAFETY
> >Investigators in Pueblo have deliberately crashed an old Penn Central
> >passenger car which once ran the rails in Philadelphia.
> Wasn't a Metroliner by chance? Just as silly as the NTSB crashing 60's Ford
> Mustangs and 1970's Generic Motors cars a year or two back to conclude that
> they were "not a as safe" as the new ones!
The car was actually a Budd Pioneer III electric MU car. The Pioneer III
was an experimental car that preceeded (and looks very similar to) a
SEPTA Silverliner car. There were six built for the PRR in 1958.
> Shame there can (sic) be preservation effort for that car.
The Railroad Museum of PA at Strasburg has a pair of them that have
been preserved. They also have a Metroliner car too. (I shot both of
them back in May when I was at Strasburg.)
Jerry W. Jordak Time has little to do with infinity
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