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Re: PC: chicken wire F-units

Pardon my ignorance,
but why are these units referred to as "Chicken Wire?"

I'm guessing a repair to a nose or something must have been done with
fiberglass over a chicken wire frame.  Clarification please?

Are photos available?

It does bring to mind a photo I took in the early 80's of a C&O coal hopper
that had rusted away to the point that straw was jammed into the holes to
keep the coal from running out.  (The car was in service on the B&O main
line at Shenandoah Jct. WV.

-----Original Message-----
From: S C Sillato <ssillato -AT- gcfn.org>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: PC: chicken wire F-units

>On Sat, 13 Jan 2001, craig a levine wrote:
>> In Penn Central Power it mentions that 1408 was the only PRR chicken wire
>> F unit to see service on PC. What phase was it and were can I get photos
>> of it? What NYC chicken wire F3's saw service on PC?
>> Thanks,
>> Craig
>F-3A 1801 made it to PC, but not for long; it was retired 4-68.
>1617, 1619 but were also retired in 1968
>1633 made it but I don't have a retired date.
>All the numbers are the NYC number.
>Steve Sillato
>Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

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