[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: PC: A "Penn Central System" gondola?

The car the fellow saw was an early 1968 painted P & LE gondola.  The first
group of new (or rebuilt, I forget which) gondolas the P & LE got were
lettered Penn Central System underneath the logo.  The "System" was
actually underneath the name "Penn Central".  I don't remember the car
series (being here at work) but I think I have a picture of one of them at
home.  The car was definitely not a Penn Central car.

             Jerry Jordak                                                  
             <jer -AT- smellycat.co                                             
             m>                                                         To 
             Sent by:                  Penn Central Mailing List           
             owner-penn-centra         <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>        
             l -AT- smellycat.com                                            cc 
             05/02/2005 08:29          PC: A "Penn Central System"         
             PM                        gondola?                            
             Please respond to                                             

Okay, PC photo nuts, here's a new mystery to solve. I got this e-mail by
a visitor to my Penn Central Railroad Online web site. I've never heard
of this lettering variation, although as we all know, you can "never say
never" when it comes to Penn Central. :)

Anyone ever seen such a car? I'd like to reply to this fellow with a
more definitive answer than "duh, I dunno." Plus, now this has *me*


-------- Original Message --------
Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 02:55:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: sjwrr -AT- aol.com (Steve Weiss)

I distinctly remember seeing a PC gondola lettered "Penn Central System"
with the word "System" in the same PC slanted letter style as the rest
of the name.  I have not seen this recorded in any of the PC books.  Do
you know of anyone who knows about this version and how many cars were
so lettered?  I saw the car on a westbound freight train on the former
Panhandle route just west of Newark, Ohio in April-May of 1977.

Home | Main Index | Thread Index