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Re: PC: Re: Re: Prototype
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: Re: Prototype
- From: lnrr@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 17:41:28 -0600
> Speaking of passenger equipment, it seems that PC (and many other
> gave their passenger equipment 4-digit numbers. Wouldn't that
> with the numbers of their locomotives? While I understand that it
> be difficult to confuse a coach with a U-boat, it still doesn't make
> whole lot of sense....
The North Alabama Railroad Museum bought several Amtrak/PC/PRR coaches.
They are numbered 6082, 6090 and 6072. They sold 6075 a few years back.
Southern had a problem with computers getting confused when a
locomotive's number matched a car's numbered. That's why they went to a
system where a letter was appended to the road number on the locomotive.
I'm guessing the process dates back to the pre-computer age when a person
handling paper would automatically know if they were dealing with a
locomotive or a car.
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