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Re: PC: Yes, cabin cars on 'passenger' trains---documentation

 A quick one here, but would these rider cabs be fitted with extra train lines, or at least high speed trucks?
 For that matter, what WOULD you need to refit a plain cab into a rider cab?
I wanted to ask for the record, and general information.

Patrick Harris <penngulf -AT- comcast.net> wrote:
Because by the end of the 1960s much 'passenger' service was hauling mail. A pair of E7s, 1 baggage car, 3 coaches and twelve mail cars would not be unusual. The cab would be needed to for pick-up and set-off moves for the mail cars.
Or so I would surmise.
Page 104 of Pennsy Diesel Years V. 3 shows a NH cab that made it all the way to Columbus, Oh., as a "rider car on a mail train".
Page 114 of the same book shows a Pennsylvania Ltd. made up of "three Es, four baggage cars of mail and express, two coaches, twelve more cars of mail and express, rider cabin car #4723 {four digit number}, and still another car of mail."
This was in 1970 (the caption says Amtrak was a year away), so it was a PC train. I don't know if PRR pioneered this, or if PC originated it. But there it is, documented and with photo evidence.

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