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PC: Re: Re: PC sightings

I shot one of those on a beautiful, sunny day here in New Orleans---it was
one of those 5700cf giant X-NYC cars, with CR, PC and NYC all displayed, and
one of the CR/PC/PRR cars with it. I will try to get them scanned and post
them for y'all to see. In January, an X-PC 86/89' flat car turned up here in
green with its MDT markings still place. Amazing stuff just rolling around
to be seen and appreciated.

seaboardempire -AT- earthlink.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill K. <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 11:02 AM
Subject: PC: Re: PC sightings

> I have a lousy photo somewhere of one of my favorite PC sightings - a
> center-flow covered hopper that was an older Conrail repaint in mineral
> Patches of the red had fallen off to reveal PC green paint and lettering;
> however patches of the green had also come off to reveal about 2/3 of the
> keystone logo and PRR reporting marks...  so the car is rolling around
> lettering for 3 railroads visible on it.  Actually would be ironic if that
> car is still around and went to CSX...
> It would appear that some early CR repaints were done in quantity rather
> than quality, as I have seen a number of other cars suffering this malady,
> of both PC and EL heritage - mostly covered hoppers.  I can see not taking
> the time to sandblast the car to bare metal, etc. but they could have at
> least washed them first -
> Bill K.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: DECOOKIEMAN -AT- aol.com
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 11:37 AM
> Subject: PC: PC sightings
> Hi gang, while on a photograpy trip to Youngstown Ohio the other day I ran
> across some interesting cars we all might enjoy.The first two were at a
> scrap
> meal place that was right at the intersection of route 422 and I 80. They
> were a F30A flat car that is painted in mw yellow with a bunk house on it.
>  what I believe to be a X36L or aX38L box car. I can not make out the
> pictures all that well but it is there.The next couple of cars that I
> located
> were at a small siding that is located around salt springs rd. and steel
> There is a small siding there that takes some doing to get to but that was
> well worth the effort. There were some PC gons there that one could still
> make out all of the reporting marks. But what really caught my eye was the
> covered hoppers there. They were unfortunately painted in conrail red. But
> upon closer eyesI found what made the trip all worth my effort. Under the
> paint I could make out yhe Penn Central name as clear a day and could also
> make out the name of its predacessor. It was the Ney York Central system.
> The
> car was a 138H series. Hope it is still there so I can get some more
> pictures.

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