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




         Don't think for one minute that the Penn Central didn't have
mainlines capable for fast freight and passenger trains in 1970.
Trailvan and Mail trains were doing 60 to 70 mph out of north New Jersey
down the main to the Trenton Cutoff where it was off to the races.  The
ex Middle Division and Pittsburgh Division were in good to fair shape
also. Most of PC's Lines East mainlines including the Water Level Route
across NY was good to fair shape. It had to be. Penn Central was moving
more freight than any other railroad at the time. 
         Most of PC Mail trains had 4 digit N8 mail cabins. The trucks
were good for 60 and 70 mph running.

  Dave Hopson



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