Recent PC equipment sightings

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Re: NS GP38's

Post by chuchubob » Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:41 pm

Urban D Kaye wrote: Am guessing Engineer is probably referring to the ex-CR GP38s, esp those in the 2900 series (haven't seen any around lately).
I suspected that was what he meant, too. ... 4_10_08_08 ... 4_10_23_27 ... 04_10_25_4


Post by TerryC » Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:49 pm

Here is a Semi Penn Central sighting that RJVitchner caught. The paint is semi coming off the long hood.
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PC Equiptment

Post by gawlikfj » Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:42 pm

I remember seeing a Penn Central double door boxcar parked in North Haven CT.
Its number was #176410
There is a baggage car at the Naugy Railroad still in PC paint with number #6563
At Cedar Hill yard there was a baggage car that looks like a Pennsy car with what looks like #7644.

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Post by Notch 8 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:02 am

In Amtrak's Hunter St. MOW yard in Newark, NJ there is a PC de-trucked baggage car as well as (somewhat painted out) PRR and NYC equipment.
In the Adams MOW base (mp 36 on the NYP main) a PC baggage car also lives on its trucks along with a few othe heritage cars with AMTK's pointless arrow on the sides.
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Post by SRS125 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:08 am

there are 4 Ex Penn Central Ballast Hoppers siting along Rt 5 & 20 in Geneva, NY on the Finger Lakes Railway the numbers and logos have been painted out but the cars still remain in there dark Orange-Yellow paint. I managed to get a few pics of the cars befor they were repainted and remarked neather car was remarked by Conrail or NS befor transfer to the FGLK.

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Post by videobruce » Sat May 28, 2005 6:52 am

There is a 36' covered hoppert that is used for sand at the EE of the En gine House in Frontier yard. Paint in good condition.
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Post by SRS125 » Sat May 28, 2005 8:03 pm

There were 6 Penn Central Ballest Hoppers on the Finger Lakes Railway I got pics of them befor the FGLK Painted them out :(

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Post by EastCleveland » Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:47 pm

You'll find great photos of Penn Central, New York Central, and Pennsylvania relics (some still surviving, others recently scrapped) here:

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Post by GN 599 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:42 am

Ive seen some Hoppers (grain) and quite a few gons lettered for proggress rail services out here (Oregon). My favorite was the Reading coil cover that used to come through once in a while (I work on a North South part of BNSF).


Post by SRS125 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:15 am

GN 599 wrote:Ive seen some Hoppers (grain) and quite a few gons lettered for proggress rail services out here (Oregon). My favorite was the Reading coil cover that used to come through once in a while (I work on a North South part of BNSF).
not to stray to far off topic but there used to be a Reading Lines 2 Bay hopper that used to show up on the Finger Lakes Railway around 1998-1999 these were the dates in which I saw that car.

Any how There are a few Ex Penn Central cars that are marked for NAHX and I bleve PLCX that show up in Jordon, NY on occation at the grain elavator there. I have gotton pics of them I'll have to find them and post the numbers and reporting marks.


Post by chessie8212 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:44 pm

Here's a photo of the E-8 I mentioned earlier located in Bellevue, OH.

Not much left of the paint, but you can definately see the mating worms on the nose. Unit is PC 4321 according to someone who knows the history of the unit.



PC Crane truck

Post by crij » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:19 pm

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone has photos or paint diagrams of the 1972 PC Dodge flat bed trucks with the hydraulic crane? Recently we aquired one from a monument company and we are hoping to eventually repaint her. On the second page of our April 2005 newletter you will find some photos of her current appearance.

Also in the same issue is a story about our move of a former NYNH&H NE-5, PC NE6 caboose to the museum.


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Post by Lincoln78 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:13 pm

Saw an funny green-colored hopper with PC painted over heading southbound in Windsor, CT (CSOR) around 3:20 Friday 24 FEB.

Sorry, no better details. By the time my brain processed what I was viewing it had passed.

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Post by the missing link » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:55 pm

2 p-c flat cars at greycourt ny on the erie old main.i saw some stuff around hollidaysburg?the old repair shops s. of altoona.

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