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In reference to comprehensive PC material, I called Morning Sun books a few weeks back and talked to Mr. Yanosey. I told him about the sky-high prices on the PC Power books on eBay (one is now up to $71) and suggested that there was a market for a revised second edition. He talked about how difficult it is to create a second edition of such a work, and that offering second editions could hurt the sales of releases because folks might decide to wait for later printings. Both valid points, and I have to agree with him. He did not say "NO!", though, so one can hope, I suppose. While I am all for capitalism, free markets, etc., it kills me to pay well above market for books such as PC power just because I was not in the hobby when it came out. There is certainly room for collecting in our hobby (I am getting all the Kadee 40' cars one by one), but I sure hate to see Atlantic Coast Line Diesel Power (retail $50) at GATT shows for $200. I believe turning the historical gathering of RR data into something 'collectible value' driven harms both our loves, modeling and railfanning. And, in truth, the aftermarket for these materials does not directly help the publishers at Morning Sun, TLC, or others keep on being able to publish and sell these great compendiums at a (I think) reasonable price. Well, that was my soap box rant for tonight. If I am way off base, I am sure you guys will let me know. If I am close to on point, a few well-directed calls and emails to Morning Sun sure couldn't hurt......

Patrick
seaboardempire -AT- earthlink.net  

------Original Message------
From: chukkster <chukkster -AT- earthlink.net>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Sent: January 21, 2001 3:35:45 AM GMT
Subject: Re: PC: Re: PC Roster


Here's the info and allpication for Mark's Penn Central Car Roster
Volumes. Remember only Volume 4 is available at this time.

Chuck

ANNOUNCING-THE NON-PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING OF AN
(ALL-TIME PENN CENTRAL FREIGHT CAR ROSTER

This is the Penn Central, your favorite railroad? Have you ever wondered
how many revenue freight cars were in service during the PC's operation
years?  Are you a modeler? Do you model the Penn Central? Did you ever
wonder if that custom-painted freight car you just purchased for an
ungodly price is actually correct? Well, this Freight Car Roster
Compendium can go a long way towards helping you out.

In February 1968 the Penn Central inherited a great many freight cars
from the New York Central, The Pennsy, and, in 1969, from the New Haven
Railroad. During its 8 years in existence over 80,000 revenue type
freight cars in more than 100 different classes wore Penn Central
reporting marks.

The purpose of this compendium is to set down, in one body of reference,
all currently available information concerning Penn Central revenue
freight cars from paint schemes to car histories to new construction
dates to service uses. It's a safe bet to assume that there is nothing
this detailed currently available anywhere on Penn Central Freight Cars.
This is an amateur publication and will never be available as a
professional publication, commercially available to the general public.
It will be produced in nine volumes and be available for sale through
the mail only. It is copyrighted.

The volumes will be:
VOLUME ONE: 40 FT. AND 50 FT. BOXCARS, AVAILABLE MID 2001
VOLUME TWO: 40 FT., 50 FT., 60 FT. & 86 FT. SPECIAL PURPOSE BOXCARS, MID
2001
VOLUME THREE: 40 FT. AND 50 FT. INSULATED BOXCARS, AVAILABLE EARLY FEB.
2001
VOLUME FOUR: (2-BAY AND 3-BAY OPEN-TOP HOPPERS, AVAILABLE NOW
VOLUME FIVE:GONDOLAS, AVAILABLE MID 2001
VOLUME SIX: COIL STEEL CARS AND GONDOLAS FOR STEEL SERVICE, AVAILABLE
EARLY FEB. 2001
VOLUME SEVEN: FLAT CARS, AVAILABLE MID 2001
VOLUME EIGHT: COVERED HOPPER CARS, AVAILABLE MID 2001
VOLUME NINE:) BAY OPEN TOP HOPPERS AND M.O.W., AVAILABLE MID 2001

The cost is $10.00 per volume. This price covers the volume itself, the
shipping costs, and receiving (for free) any pages that are updated in
the next three years (until January 2004). Please fill out the
application below and send check or money order made payable to:

MARK BRANIBAR
PC ROSTER PUBLICATIONS
4 SPRINGBROOK TRAIL
SPARTA, NEW JERSEY  07871

NAME:___________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________________
CITY:____________________________________________________________________
STATE:_________________________________________________________________
ZIP CODE:_______________________________________________________________

VOLUME ONE)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH. _____________TOTAL

VOLUME TWO)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL

VOLUME THREE)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL

VOLUME FOUR)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL

VOLUME FIVE)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL

VOLUME SIX)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL

VOLUME SEVEN)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL

VOLUME EIGHT)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL

VOLUME NINE)	_________(QUANTITY) @ $10.00 EACH _____________TOTAL


Please allow four (4) weeks for delivery of your order
_____________TOTAL
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