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RE: PC: PC F7's

One other explanation may have to do with the new Pearlman management that arrived on the property largely after dieselization had been completed.  Pearlman's team introduced modern management practices that called for the justification of an expense based on it's rate of return.  The lower purchase price may have helped justify the new locomotives.  Given the fact that they had a sizable fleet of dynamic brake equipped F7's and FA's to cover the B&A and the coal branches, the operating department may have felt that they could live without D/B.

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> From: 	AGO3 -AT- aol.com[SMTP:AGO3@aol.com]
> Reply To: 	penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Sent: 	Thursday, February 17, 2000 4:49 PM
> To: 	penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: 	Re: PC: PC F7's
> In a message dated 2/17/2000 1:47:26 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> waltrail -AT- erols.com writes:
> <<  Why did NYC stop using dynamics after the F-7's? >>
> My guess is because of their slogan, "The Water Level Route", meaning they 
> didn't have many hills west of the Mass. State Line (i.e. The Boston and 
> Albany).

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