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PC: Penn Central items for sale

Hi guys,

Here's my current Penn Central for-sale list. As usual, prices do not
include shipping. I hope there's something good here for your collection!
Please email me off-list at bookish -AT- localnet.com or gary@mssinc.com if you
want anything.

First, some police badges:


1. PC police badge: #625 PA Sergeant. Standard Department-issued gold
shield-shaped eagle-topped badge. Under the eagle, it has the title
"SERGEANT" on the top panel, with PENN CENTRAL R.R. on the next panel &
POLICE under that. In the center is the state seal of PA with the wording
"STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA" around the outside edge of the circular seal. This
badge is in excellent condition (it may have been replated- meaning that
after a badge gets a lot of wear, the officer will take it back to the
manufacturer & have them put a new coat of plating over the base metal).
Either that, or it hasn't seen much use because the condition is so nice.

2. PC police badge: #653 PA Patrolman. Standard department-issued silver
shield-shaped patrolman's badge. Top panel reads "PENN CENTRAL R.R." (over)
"POLICE" (over)  "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" state seal (some badges have
the "State of Pennsylvania" seal, which is not as nice). On the back across
the top (backwards) is the wording "first national city bank police". When
the badge Co. made these badges, they used another customer's die for the
back of the PC badges. Ironically, First National City Bank was one of PC's
biggest creditors.It has a pin & ball catch on the rear & a piece of masking
tape on it with the wording "Conrail Phila. Apr. '78". Excellent condition-
very little wear. The bottom is bent in a little at the numbers (common on
these badges). $98

3. PC police badge: Connecticut Lieutenant. Standard department-issued gold
starburst design LT. badge with blue enamel background. Has the wording
"Penn. Central R.R. Police" around the "State of Connecticut" seal, with the
panel "Lieutenant" at the bottom. On the back is a pin and catch. Shows some
wear, but very good overall. $115

4. PC Brush: Long handle (24 inches) fastens onto a large (2 inch diameter),
angled head with long bristles. I have heard these were used for graphite,
grease or paint. You decide! Mint condition. Has the manufacturer's stamp
"Rubico no. 23" on it, plus the PC name & logo in black. Real neat, unusual
item. $27.50

5. PC tie tack: Gold tie tack with a raised PC logo. Surface shows a little
corrosion, which will clean right off. Very good condition otherwise. Still
in the original blue plastic box with clear lid (ideal for display) $9

6. "Penn Central-Route of the Metroliners" paper cup. 6 Oz. cup with the PC
name & slogan wrapped around the cup on an attached band. Mint condition. $4

7. PC passenger service employee lapel pins: Cast in the shape of a PC logo
with a bronze finish, these are one of the nicest-looking PC items ever
produced (in my humble opinion). One has the manufacturer's hallmark on the
back of "Metal Arts Roch. NY", the other does not. Sold as a pair (in
excellent condition). $17.50

8. PC passenger service employee lapel pin: Single pin mounted on a small
green background for display. Looks very nice, but someone bent the pins
over to hold the background in place. $7

9. PRR passenger service employee lapel pins: Cast in the shape of a PRR
logo (skeleton) with a brass finish, these are one of the nicest-looking PRR
items ever produced (again in my humble opinion). Brass finish is worn on
these, revealing the silver base metal (you must look closely to notice
this- they look great! Again, sold as a pair, these both have the Eby Co.
hallmark on the back. $35

10. PC uniform buttons:

Large gold button with PC logo & Waterbury button Co. hallmark on the back:
$1.50 each (have several)

11. PC uniform buttons:

Small gold button with PC logo & Waterbury button Co. hallmark on the back:
$1 each (have several)

12. PRR uniform buttons:

Large gold button with PRR logo & Waterbury button Co. hallmark on the back.
$2 each (have several).

13. PRR uniform buttons:

Small gold button with PRR logo & Waterbury button Co. hallmark on the back.
$1.50 each (have several)

14. PC glass ashtray: Used in PC's parlor cars, this clear glass ashtray has
4 cigarette rests, 1 each at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock. Has the PC name & logo
in green in the bottom. Logo is slightly distorted due to a minor overstamp.
Does not detract from the piece. $12.50

15. PC Engineering Standards pages: Normally held in a binder, these large
format (9 X 14 inch) drawings give official PC specifications for everything
from signs to lettering to trackwork. Almost all pages are railroad-made
photocopies. This is not a complete set of drawings, but provides a good
sampler of these hard to find documents. About 30-40 loose standards pages,
mostly track components. Have just one set left. $20

16. PC Employee Timetables $5 each:

a. Eastern Region #5 (5/17/70)- brand new- no general orders

b. Eastern Region #8 (4/30/72)- brand new- no general orders

c. New York Region #4 (10/26/69- last issue for this region) brand new- no
general orders.

17. PC Refrigerator Magnets: Green with raised white PC name & logo. These
were official PC-issued items featured in their company gift catalogs and
also in the PC POST employee magazine. Very good condition. $5 each- $9 for
a pair.

18. PC POST employee magazine. All from 1971: Jan, April, June, July/Aug,
Sept, Oct, Nov/Dec. $2 each. Aug/Sept 1972 issue (special Agnes Flood issue)

19. "Railroading With PC: Learning the Signal Indications: Book Four"
Publication # CT7141 dated 11-71 Workbook style with fill in the blank
answers. There were three books in this series (Book One was never
published). Excellent condition. $4

20. PC Eastern Region Informational Booklet for Operating Personnel.
Published by the Brotherhood Relief and Compensation fund and the BLE Union.
Neat little book with a yellow cover. Inside are grade and signal charts for
various lines as well as mileage calculations for various routes, and
telephone numbers. A very interesting book and a little harder to find. Very
good condition. $6

21 NYCS (New York Central System) RACO signal lock. This is the style lock
that takes the triangular key. Good condition. $9

22. "PCTC (spelled out) Instructions For Supervisors in the Handling of
Discipline". Salmon colored 48 page book dated Nov 1, 1971. Has PC name &
logo on the front AND rear covers in black. Very good condition. Employee's
name handwritten on the cover. Again, a little harder to find this one. $5

23. PC CT 405 Special Instructions Governing Operation of Signals and
Interlockings (for Train Dispatchers, Train Directors, Operators and
Levermen). Small green and white booklet from 1968. All kinds of good stuff
for tower men in 15 pages. Excellent condition. $3.50

24. Same as #23, but has holes punched in it for a 3-ring notebook. $2

25. PC HAZMAT Regulations (General Notice #225). Has the more unusual red
and gray "speckled" cover with the PC name & logo in black. Very good
condition, with the employee's name handwritten inside the front cover.

26. "PENN CENTRAL" is spelled out in white on this red BIC pen. Mint
condition. $5

27. PC ADLAKE switch key. This is the standard ex-PRR switch cut, and the
keys with this style lettering were the last ones issued by PC. POOR, LIGHT,
LARGE, SLOPPY (but legible and readable) "PCRR" stamped on one side, with
"ADLAKE" equal on the back. Very good condition, but a poor marking. A good
key to have an example of, but not the "pride of the litter" for sure. $7.50

28. PCTC (spelled out) pad of forms "Notice of Placarded Cars Containing
Hazardous Materials". Excellent condition. $2

29. Pad of forms "Train Accident Report" dated 1/69. Interestingly, PC's
name does not appear on the form, but it does have a box labeled "cost
charged to P.C." $2

30. 3 different PC pencils- all new & unsharpened. Two are yellow, one is
orange. All have the PC name  & the "Work In Safety" slogan. $5 for all 3.

31. PC ARMY-NAVY football game advertising broadside. Colorful mini-poster
advertising the trains taking fans to the game. Date of the game is
Saturday, Nov. 27th (no year is given). Has PC name & logo at the bottom &
the mascot of each school silhouetted at the top. Near mint condition. $5

32. Menu # PC-5:  Single card "Snack Menu" dated 5-20-70 with black and
white polka-dot border. Double-sided, it has a beverage menu on the reverse.

33. Menu # PC-6: Broadway Limited Dinner menu with green cover & PC name &
logo in black. Dated 5-20-70. $5

34. Menu # PC-9: Single card lunch menu dated 4-71 (just 1 month before
Amtrak). Has beverage menu on the reverse. $3

35. Menu # PC-10: "Sandwich Menu" single card lunch menu. Has a black and
white polka-dot border. $3

36. PC POLICE Dept. parking pass. Measuring 5 X 11 (approx.) inch, this
manila cardstock sign reads: "Penn Central Transportation Co." "OFFICIAL"
(in large letters) "no:" (has 3 digit number)"issued to:" (blank space for
name)"by: PCT Co. Police Dept. Cleveland OH." Has large green PC logo also.
These were used mainly in Cleveland Union terminal for employees, etc. who
had to park their personal autos at the station. $4

37. Set of 4 PC stock certificates: PC had 6 total stocks- included are 4 of
the 6: CAPITAL less than 100 shares (brown); COMMON STOCK less than 100
shares (tan); COMMON 100 shares (pink); COMMON more than 100 (purple). All 4
in very nice shape. $12 for all 4.

38. PC Individual stocks $5 each, all 3 for $10:

a. COMMON STOCK less than 100 shares (brown)

b. COMMON STOCK 100 shares (pink)

c. COMMON STOCK more than 100 shares (purple)

39. Book: "A Sampling Of Penn Central" by Jerry Taylor. THIS IS THE BEST
BOOK EVER WRITTEN ON PENN CENTRAL (in this collector's opinion). Why?
Because it was written by a PC General Manager, who KNEW the railroad. This
book covers the entire Southwest Region (Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, West
Virginia, Kentucky) in intimate detail. About 400 pages, each page has a
black & white photo with a full page of description about the photo on the
facing page. If you're into how a railroad REALLY works, trackage
arrangements, shippers, operations, etc., then this book simply can't be
beat & can never be duplicated. Originally published in 1973, this is a 2000
reprint by Indiana University Press. This book is currently available from
IUP for $60, I am offering it for $50 here (brand new, still in the shrink
wrap). Only have 1 copy left. $50

40. Conrail MW4 track maintenance part 1- Track Maintenance Limits. From
1986, but inside a PC cover. Needs screws for the screw post binding (held
together with a rubber band). $2

41. Conrail 1997 Philadelphia Division Safety Calendar. Some really nice
photography in here, with all color shots of unusual subjects (bridge tender
at work, welding rail, car repair, etc. as well as the normal train scenes-
all taken by employees). Mint condition. $5

42. Conrail Elkhart Yard Visitor's Guide. Very nice glossy brochure all
about the yard, in mint condition. $6

43. 2 Conrail pens- black BIC with CONRAIL spelled out in white. The cap is
missing. The other is a BIC knock-off and says "Conrail Altoona Mainline
Safety Achievers". Both for $5

44. Conrail Division Map Booklet. Shows all the CR divisions, one per page.
>From March 1987. $8

45. Conrail "TRACKS" Railroad Safety Coloring Book. Has an animated crossing
flasher named Tracks that shows kids how to be safe. $3

46. White glossy folder with CONRAIL name & logo (3 times in different
shades of blue). Has 2 pockets inside for papers, etc. $2 (have 3)

47. Set of 3 CR system maps from 1983, 1985 & 1994. 8.5 X 11 inches each.
Interesting to note the changes in the system over time. all 3 maps for $6



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