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Re: PC: Why no money?

Naturally you, me and others prefer to drive. We can chase and get more
pictures of the trains driving than riding them unless going to Chicago
where taking a train from NY makes more sense and rent a car out there. What
about freight only lines such as Erie west of Port Jervis, NY. Need to drive
that since there have been no passenger trains there in 31 years.


----- Original Message -----
From: <DECOOKIEMAN -AT- aol.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: PC: Why no money?

> Enough bickering, from a personon who has read every book on the Penn
> Central. The reason why the Penn Central went bankrupt was a couple of
> factors. Yes the NH. didn't help the over all picture of the railroad but
> you look at the two railroads. The so called red and green teams could not
> get along with each other. New York enginers would not run Pennsy. engines
> becuase the didn't have arm rests. The top brass from each railroad could
> get along with there counterparts,nor could the lower personnal either.
> not forget the big brother goverment that made the Penn Central keep all
> the lines that did not make a profit for the system.
> While on the other hand let conrail cut them from the system with out
> an eye.Some help did come to the railroad but it was to late. That help
> the formation of Amtrac.Of course by that time it was to late. On the
> hand if they would have stuck to what they knew best and not invested in
> kinds of different endevors such as real estate an sport teams they
> possiblely would of had enought money to run a railroad. If the Penn
> was still alive today as I believe they are in my basement they would of
> a major player in todays market.One last note,lets not forget about all of
> us, including me, that would rather drive a car, or fly in a plane than
> on the trains. Well there you have it one more persons two cents worth.
>             Darren

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