Recent PC equipment sightings

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Post by chessie8212 » Thu May 13, 2004 10:01 pm

There is a PC E-8 unit in Bellevue, OH sitting on a siding just a ways down from the NS's huge yard there. I only live about 20 minutes from there, so I'll see if I can't get over there and grab a shot or two.

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Post by rx2b68tn » Sat May 15, 2004 11:44 pm

saw a couple of covered hoppers at a flour mill this week in cleveland,tn


PC hoppers at Avon Yard

Post by rej70 » Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:40 pm

The PC hoppers are still at Avon yard. (I live nearby)


Post by NYC-BKO » Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:27 pm

Re: C425 5067.
The single class light says it's PRR, now if I could only find my Conrai book to verify the PC number!

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Post by scottychaos » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:48 pm

According to the Conrail Cyclopedia,
Conrail C425 5067 was originally PRR 2431

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Post by metman499 » Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:22 pm

I saw a PC coil steel car today in Harision, NJ. It should be in Croxton tonight. The car has CR marks and number but the rest of the car was green. The coil covers were pure CR though.
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PC Equipment seen

Post by fglk » Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:55 pm

There is 1 Penn Central and 1 Pennsylvaina RR 40' High Way Trailers in New Hope Mills, NY

There are 4 40' Penn Central Boxcars in Little Falls, NY
There are 3 40' Penn Central Boxcars in Fonda, NY on the East end of the yard

I nabed photos of 5 Penn Central Ballest Hoppers befor they were completeley painted out by the Finger Lakes Railway in Geneva, NY a few were converted Covered Hoppers.

I have seen several Penn Central Gondolas as well from 1994-presant in reguler service well rather beat to hell.

I have 2 Penn Central Covered 3 Bay Hoppers that were painted out but bleed back thew both with org numbers one remarked for Conrail the outher for GCFX?

There was Green 1 Penn Central and Green 1 PRR (with Gold key stone and black shadow logo) Covered Hoppers marked for Sand Service only in DeWitt Yard in Syracuse, NY about 2 months ago as far as I can rember both cars had been there sents Penn Central began and both had brand new paint jobs on them!!


Post by TerryC » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:16 pm

Are there any other locomotives in Penn Central paint other than that C-424/425?

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Post by Urban D Kaye » Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:50 pm

Saw this on CSX recently, PC gon filled with old ties. Still in service.



Post by bluebelly » Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:21 pm

There is a PC Baggage car being used by Amtrak MofW layed up in C-yard in New Yorks Penn Station. For those who don't know C yard is in the Northwest corner of the station, on the west end of trarks 20 & 21.

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Post by Tadman » Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:21 pm

National New York Central Museum has repainted some rolling stock and power to PC livery because it's easier and cheaper than NYC lightning stripes. I guess the more expensive original liveries appear when the money appears. The GG1 was recently painted in PC (lack of) colors. Now if they so much as come near their ex-CSS MU with PC black...
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Post by SRS125 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:55 pm

I caught an Ex Penn Central Covered Hopper on Thersday 12/2/04 the name was readable even thow part of it had been painted out. The car was owned by RMGX. I'll post a road number shortley when I find the pic.


Post by Engineer » Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:56 pm

Before NS got rid of their GP38s, just a year or so ago I recall one in particular more than the others where the blue paint was starting to flake off the front of the nose revealing still intact PC black with the a part of the white stripes of the worm showing....

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NS GP38's

Post by chuchubob » Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:50 am

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Re: NS GP38's

Post by Urban D Kaye » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:14 am

Cool photos Bob.

Am guessing Engineer is probably referring to the ex-CR GP38s, esp those in the 2900 series (haven't seen any around lately).

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