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PC: PENN CENTRAL railroadiana for sale



Hi guys,

Here's my latest offering of surplus PC items. I hope there's something good
here for your collection! Please email me at bookish -AT- localnet.com if there's
anything you would like.  Prices do not include shipping.





1. Penn Central Safety Training movies.  Three short 16mm movies (about
10-12 minutes each), were produced in (guessing) 1969 by PC. First is titled
"Walking or Standing on Track"; second is: "Operating Hand Switches" and
third "Getting On and Off Equipment". Various "old technology" is shown,
such as: hand signals (no radios), footboards on locomotives, high ladders
on cars, journal boxes, etc. Locomotives shown are GG1s, ALCOs, EMD GP40s,
etc. Many NEAT scenes with music and narration. Film was shot entirely in
electrified territory. It also includes 2 short PSAs from the Green Cross.
This film was a "must have" for my collection when I bought it earlier this
year. I had the film professionally transferred to DVD, and am pleased to
share this great find with you. In over 25 years of collecting, this is the
first I have come across any official PC-produced movies. Condition is
reasonably good- there are scratches in the film and some loss of color
(most of it has a reddish tint to it). But overall, it's a real treat and a
pleasure to watch. About 35 minutes total running time.  Your choice of DVD
or VHS- $20.



2. PRR/PC MP54 "owl-eye" commuter car brass steam whistle- Beautiful solid
brass whistle measures 13.5 inches long & just short of 2 inches in
diameter. Comes complete with a coupling on the bottom to attach to a valve.
It has 3 air chambers and is in excellent condition. Great vintage PRR piece
that made it into PC service! $145



3. PC light box.  8.5 x 10.5 inch wooden box with mitered corners, painted
flat black. It has a glass front with the PC logo in white set against a
black background. All the painting is very well done and is on the inside of
the glass. It is lighted inside with a standard incandescent bulb, which
makes the PC logo "glow". It really is an eye-catching piece and would look
great in any display or near a train layout! It's in excellent condition.
This is NOT an "official PC" item, but purely an aftermarket "fantasy" item.
I bought it back about 1979 in a hobby shop in New York City and it has been
in my collection since then. Due to space considerations, it's time to let
someone else enjoy it for the next 25 years. $45



4. "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



5. 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). Sold as a pair
(in excellent condition). $15



6. PC uniform buttons:

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



7. PC uniform buttons:

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



8. PRR uniform buttons:

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



9. PRR uniform buttons:

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



10.  Three Official PC Gift Shop coffee mugs (one each PC, PRR, NYC). These
were available from the PC Souvenir Catalogs put out in 1972-75. They came
as a set of 4. Included here are the Penn Central, PRR and NYC mugs (missing
is the NH one). All are in very good condition. The PC one has a hairline
crack down the back (not visible while displayed normally). All are white
with the RR herald on the front. $15 for the set of 3.



11. PC miniature liquor bottles:

A). Heublein Daiquiri, brown bottle with black and yellow label. Has a green
& white "Bottled Especially for Penn Central" label on the back. Paper seal
on cap is broken & bottle is about 2/3 full. Very good. $12



All the remaining bottles are empty, but have their screw-on caps intact.

B). Hiram Walker Manhattan cocktail. White label on a brown bottle with a
different "Bottled Especially for Penn Central (with PC logo)" green/white
label on the back. Very good. $10



C). Cutty Sark Scots Whisky. Green bottle with yellow label. Large (again,
different than all the others) "Bottled Especially For Penn Central (with
LARGE PC logo)" green/ white label on the back. Very good- minor soiling but
should clean up nicely. $10



D). Samovar Vodka. Clear bottle with red, white, blue & gold label. Red,
gold and black "Bottled Expressly for (PC logo) Penn Central" label on the
back. Bottle is in very good condition, but the gold coloring on the PC
label on the back has a good bit of discoloring, which does detract
somewhat. $7



E).  I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. Clear bottle with a
sparkling gold label on the front. This bottle even still has it's red label
on the top of the cap "I.W. Harper Bourbon", which almost never survives.
Same rear label as item "D" above, with the same discoloring of the rear
label. $7



12. PC Employee Timetables $5 each:

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

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

c. Central Region #4- most general orders included



13.  "Penn Central Federal Credit Union Syracuse 1948-1972" plate. Nice 8"
souvenir plate with the wording listed in the title in gold around an NYC
F-unit painted in the middle. Excellent condition. Nice display item. $12.



14. PC embroidered hand towel: One of the nicer things that PC had made,
this white cloth hand towel was manufactured by MARTEX and has the wording
"(PC logo) PENN CENTRAL  (PC logo)" in medium green, set against a light
green background. Absolutely MINT condition- not a mark on it. $19



15.  NYCS (New York Central System) RACO signal lock.

This is the style lock that takes the triangular key. Good condition. $9



16. 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. Good condition. Has holes punched in it for a
3-ring notebook. $2



17. "PENN CENTRAL" is spelled out in white on this red BIC pen. Mint
condition. $4



18. PC UNIPECO Fine-Riter pen. UNIPECO made this black plastic (lower half)
and gold metal (upper half) pen in the USA. The PC logo is embossed in gold
against the black background.  A very well-made retractable ball-point pen
for it's day. MINT condition (still in the manufacturer's original clear
plastic wrapper). $7



19. PC pencil- New & unsharpened orange "no.3" pencil with the PC name  &
the "Work In Safety" slogan. $1.50.



20. PC "Ladies Day Special" tri-fold brochure.

Nice blue and black promotional brochure with great graphics showing
schedules and rates for mid-day trains. This was one of the programs that PC
promoted to help fill those commuter trains during off-peak periods. Dated
1970 in near mint condition. $3



21. Same brochure, but with a wrinkle in it (detracts little). $2



22. Metroliner interior photo enlargement.

Not sure who did this enlargement, but I don't think it was done by the
railroad. Nice 8x10 photo shows passengers relaxing in a parlor car setting.
Printed on Kodak Professional paper, it's a little grainy due to the
enlarging. Still a nice piece. $4.50



23. "PENN CENTRAL COMPANY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES" booklet.

 22 page 8.5 X 11 inch booklet which lists in advertising format with words
& pictures, all the various careers available at PC in various fields. Neat
book with lots of graphics & pictures, obviously aimed at college-age
recruits. There are 2 different PC Career books that I know of. This one is
the older of the two, complete with pictures of Saunders & Perlman inside
the front cover (crossed out & "GORMAN" written in). An employee "updated"
this book with a red felt-tipped pen, making various corrections throughout,
to reflect the changes at PC (such as the one just mentioned). Another
example is that the word "Transportation" is inserted between "Penn Central"
and "Company" in red pen on the cover to reflect the name change that PC
underwent. This is the first time I've been able to offer one of these for
sale & only the third Career book I've seen. $25



24. Penn Central Transportation Company Instructions For Supervisors in the
Handling of Discipline. Dated Nov. 1, 1971, this salmon-colored 50 page book
details discipline procedures. $5



25. 2 PC Union Agreements:

 Salmon Colored Agreement between MOW foreman in the MOE & MOW Depts.
Effective June 1975. The 2nd agreement is Dated Feb. 1st, 1968, DAY ONE of
PC! Agreement is between the Pennsylvania-New York Central Transportation
Company and Clerical, Station, & Storehouse Employees. Cover has some
writing and wear. Both books for $5.



26.  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) $8



27. PC Gold and black cuff links.  Looks like these would have either been
for executives or giveaways for major customers. Gold cuff links with the
black PC logo trimmed in gold. $11 for the pair.



28.  "CALL US PENN CENTRAL" pin.  Small white metal lapel "tab" pin, given
out right after the merger for employees to wear. Has red & black PC logo in
the center with "Call us" in red around the top & "Penn Central" in black
around the bottom. Very good condition except for minor scratches. $4.



29. 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



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



31. 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



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



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



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



35. 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



36.  PC Police patch.  Official department-issued patch. Blue patch with
gold-embroidered word "POLICE" above an eagle, 19 5-point stars, scales of
justice and border. Has a green PC logo in the middle of a white circle
under the eagle. THIS IS THE REAL PC PATCH, NOT THOSE FAKE RED, BLACK and
WHITE ONES BEING PEDDLED ON EBAY! This patch is absolutely MINT-super clean
& unused. $28



37. PC 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.
$3



38. PC Menu # PC-11: Single card beverage menu. Has a ladies hand holding a
glass of bubbly. CHEERS! & mixed drinks, beers, etc. listed below. Dated
11-69. $3



39. PC Menu # PC-12: Single card children's menu dated 3-70. Has
connect-the-dots on the back. Neat item in very good condition. $5



40. PC Specialty Menu: Syria Temple Shrine Luncheon. Enroute Chicago July
7,1968 (Early PC!). Has PC name & logo at the bottom on this single card.
Very nice menu in good condition. $5



41. 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



42.  New York Central glass ashtray: BEAUTIFUL clear glass 4 inch diameter ,
1.5 inch deep ashtray with rounded sides and 3 cigarette rests grouped
together at both 3 & 9 o'clock. Has the letters "NYC" in an Art Deco-style
font in the bottom in white paint. Mint condition. Guessing this was from a
1920s-30's parlor car? $30



43. PC silver dinner fork.

Beautiful, heavy silverplate fork done in the "Broadway" pattern (which
mimicked the PRR 4 track mainline in it's design). Back marked International
Silver Co. & has the PC logo stamped into the handle. One of the few
beautiful, first class PC collectibles. Excellent condition. $25



44. PC silver teaspoon.

 Same description as above.  $25



45. PRR "POISONOUS" placard.

8 inch diamond, OLD, from 1925! Mounted on cardboard to preserve it. Exact
wording: "Pennsylvania Railroad System Handle Carefully POISONOUS Do not
permit leaking liquid or solid to touch the skin." Fair condition overall.
All 4 corners are broken off (just the tips) & there is a tear in it that
goes about  way though near the top. The cardboard backing hides the
defects very well, as the placard & backing are almost the same color. Very
neat display piece. $10



46.  PC letter opener: "YOU CAN COUNT ON US" This PC advertising slogan of
1969-71 era is in green lettering, along with the PC name & logo on a white
background on the circular head of this gold metal letter opener. Comes
complete with original gold cardstock sleeve. A little surface rust here &
there (mainly on the blade inside the sleeve) detracts somewhat. A Marketing
Dept. giveaway item. $10

47. PC 6' tape measure: Gold circular tape measure with the PC name & logo
in green on a white background on one side. Excellent condition (still in
the original plastic wrapper). Marketing Dept. giveaway item. $15



48. PC POST employee magazine. $2 each unless noted

1971: Jan, April, June, July/Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov/Dec.

1972: Jan, March, May, Aug/Sept. (Agnes issue-$3), Oct./Nov., Dec.

1973: March, May/June, Sept.



49.  3 PRR employee passes from the late 1950s-1960. One blue, one green,
one tan. Good condition. $5



 50. PRR CREST-CRAFT lighter: Similar design to a ZIPPO, this brushed steel
flip-top lighter has a large raised PRR red & gold keystone logo applied in
the center. The bottom of the lighter says CRESTCRAFT Japan. MINT condition,
still in the original box & never lit. $20



51. PRR Freight Car Movement Reporting System ruler: Unusual 8 inch white
plastic ruler has the PRR logo at one end & lots of holes that correspond to
letters & numbers on the ruler. I suppose this was used for reading computer
punch cards. Has a standard 8 inch ruler at the top, broken down by 1/16th
inch increments. Interesting piece. $5



52. PC Stock Certificates:

First, the original stocks issued from 2/1/68 to 5/1/68:

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" (PANYCTC) Capital
Stock less than 100 shares (reddish-brown)

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" Capital Stock 100
shares (blue)

On May 1, 1968, the name of the railroad was changed from PANYCTC to "Penn
Central" officially. The original stocks had a red over stamp put on them at
the middle bottom to indicate this change that says "The name of this
Corporation has been changed to PENN CENTRAL COMPANY" These were issued
after May 1, 1968:

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" Capital Stock less
than 100 shares (reddish-brown) with red overstamp at the middle bottom.

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" Capital Stock 100
shares (blue) with red over stamp.

In late 1969, new stock certificates were issued with the name PENN CENTRAL
COMPANY at the top, replacing the Pennsylvania New York Central
Transportation Company heading:

"Penn Central Company" Common Stock less than 100 shares (gold)

"Penn Central Company" Common Stock 100 shares (pink)

"Penn Central Company" Common Stock more than 100 shares (purple)



I have a few of the PANYCTC stocks dated February 1968- issued in the first
month of  PC's existence! "First come" gets the earliest dates. You are
buying 7 stocks here (1 example of each described above) for 1 money. $19



53. Just the first four stocks listed above:

First, the original stocks issued from 2/1/68 to 5/1/68:

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" (PANYCTC) Capital
Stock less than 100 shares (reddish-brown)

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" Capital Stock 100
shares (blue)

On May 1, 1968, the name of the railroad was changed from PANYCTC to "Penn
Central" officially. The original stocks had a red over stamp put on them at
the middle bottom to indicate this change that says "The name of this
Corporation has been changed to PENN CENTRAL COMPANY" These were issued
after May 1, 1968:

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" Capital Stock less
than 100 shares (reddish-brown) with red overstamp at the middle bottom.

"Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company" Capital Stock 100
shares (blue) with red over stamp.

All 4 stocks for one money $11



54. PRR CT 1000- May 1, 1945: This fantastic book lists every industry and
siding on the entire PRR system, broken down by  Region, Division, branch
and milepost. INVALUABLE information in this 825 page (four pages per sheet
of paper) book. Black hardcover has some damage at the top corner. Screw
post binding is in excellent condition. Pages are browning with age, but in
excellent condition- no must, stains, folds, etc. Overall a nice, clean
copy. $75



END OF LIST- THANKS FOR LOOKING!












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