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Re: PC: PC Roster Book Vol. 3
- Subject: Re: PC: PC Roster Book Vol. 3
- From: Bx39crle@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 00:21:25 EST
Of the PC Roster Books, Michael L Wingard asked the Penn Central list:
<< How do you order these books? The subject matter looks very interesting!
Jerry's already refered you to info on ordering these books, now $15 rather
than $10 per volume.
He's a copy of a message I sent to the Freightcars and Conrail lists just a
little while ago:
<< In reference to the Mark Branibar PC Roster Books, I realize I'm
recommending these books almost sight-unseen, though Mark did send me a
couple of sample pages.
<< I can't really describe everything, but I can see that the page for PC
car series TOC 149150-149199 tells me it's PC class 135-B, former NYC
210000-210399, a 1967 conversion at the Beech Grove Shops, a 50-ft 4-in. XM
with 8-foot single sliding door. He also lists the number of these cars in
service in 34 different editions of the ORER, ranging from July 1968 to July
<< This is a lot of information, from which one should in most cases be able
to locate a more detailed description of these cars. >>
From what I've seen, the books don't hand you a picture on a plate of every
single car. They do give you a lot of important figures, as noted above, so
that you can probably learn what you need to model most of these cars - if
you're at least semi-serious about freight cars.
That means you have to have a few books and magazines, and are willing to
research even a little further, including on the net.
For example, I've got some data books I bought from the NYC Historical
Society that I'll bet can tell me a little more about the cars cited above.
An old ORER might provide a clue as to whether Conrail kept these cars in the
same serial numbers. Etc.
Bx39crle -AT- aol.com
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