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Re: PC: Conrail Exec. Train... past owners?
- Subject: Re: PC: Conrail Exec. Train... past owners?
- From: "Steffan Forbes" <steffanf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 22:59:14 GMT
I appreciate all the help I received on this question. Still, my main
questions were not really answered. Let me try to rephrase: I just
received an N-scale set by Con-Cor called the "Conrail Executive Train".
Basically, the set consists of one E-8 (4022) plus 4 passenger cars: one
coach plus 3 observations... all heavyweights. 2 of the observations look
standard issue: standard length, raised roof section, etc. The last one
(end car with a CONRAIL drumhead on the rear) looks totally different. The
car is much shorter (around 70 scale feet) with a round roof. To me, it
sure doesn't look anything like a "standard issue" heavyweight observation.
In the PC color guide, there is a picture of a business car, PC #1, an
ex-Southern RR car. This car was bought by PC from the Southern, basically
for the PC's new president (Moore) who hailed from the Southern. To me,
this is the closest thing to the end car of the Conrail exec. train. Could
this in fact be the same car? If not, is it the same type of car? The
description below states that the car in the exec. train was not purchased
until 1983 by Conrail. In other words, I'm really getting confused. Does
anyone have any pictures of the Conrail exec. train, especially individual
car photos. I would especially be interested in seeing any of the cars of
the exec. train in PC colors, as I plan on re-painting them as such. As the
subject of detail seems to going around, let me say that some degree of
accuracy is important to me. Thanks once again in advance...
>From: "Seth Lakin" <s_lakin -AT- hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>Subject: Re: PC: Conrail Exec. Train... past owners?
>Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 06:20:38 PST
>According to Conrail Motive Power Review 1968-1991, Conrail 1's heritage
>built by Pullman in 1920; Pullman Shannon, 1816; SOU 3102; SOU 10; SOU 3;
>to CR in 1983. For Conrail 10 built by Pullman in 1925; Pullman Queen
>Elizabeth; Pullman Hudson River; NYC Kalamazoo River; NYC Victoria Park;
>30; PC 30; PC 76; CR 76. As for the other questions questions, I can not
>answer. However I belive that there is a B&W picture of PC 76 in red, white
>and blue in a book that I have but can't put my finger on it right now.
>>From: "Steffan Forbes" <steffanf -AT- hotmail.com>
>>Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>>To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>>Subject: PC: Conrail Exec. Train... past owners?
>>Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:22:08 GMT
>> I know this has been discussed before, but I need to ask about the
>>on the passenger and observation cars. Actually, there are only two cars
>>am interested in. These would be Conrail observations #1 and #10. What
>>the past history of these cars, mainly pertaining to Penn Central. What
>>numbers did they have under PC's tenure? I believe that Observation #10
>>quite a unique car with a rather short wheelbase and length. Was this car
>>specially built by Conrail or one of it's predecessors? If it was PC, did
>>they modify it to the shorter length or was it built that way? What paint
>>schemes did these cars have during PC? Thanks for any help in advance.
>> -Gregg B.
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