Secondhand Coaches

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Ken S.
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Secondhand Coaches

Post by Ken S. » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:57 am

I found these pics on the Fallen Flags website and was wondering who owned these coaches before PC. I'm thinking they were either GN or UP.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc-co3004cza.jpg

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc-c3005cza.jpg

John Laubenheimer
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Re: Secondhand Coaches

Post by John Laubenheimer » Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:13 pm

Ken S. wrote:I found these pics on the Fallen Flags website and was wondering who owned these coaches before PC. I'm thinking they were either GN or UP.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc-co3004cza.jpg

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc-c3005cza.jpg
In late 1968/early 1969, PC wanted some updated coaches for the BROADWAY LIMITED (which ran 3 in each set at the time). UNION PACIFIC had surplus cars; PC purchased 6 44-seat leg-rest coaches. And, in true PC style, removed the leg rests! But, at least, these were an improvement over what was being used previously (like, anything that PC had on its roster at the time).

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