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PC equipment sightings

Post by dummy » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:10 am

just wanted to say i saw a penn central hopper in brockport ny last week. along the falls road railroad. owned by genesee valley transportation. i would have taken a pic but was caught by suprise. just thought i tell you.
can usually be found along the CSX mainline between cp382 and cp393 watching,videotaping or just photograghing trains with my wife and 6 year old son.

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Re: PC hopper

Post by dummy » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:19 am

PC gondolas spotted on the water level route in western ny now owned by CSX. they were full of new ties for the track work project. #592119 blt 5-70 and 598185. a few new york central gondolas too.
can usually be found along the CSX mainline between cp382 and cp393 watching,videotaping or just photograghing trains with my wife and 6 year old son.

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Re: PC hopper

Post by scharnhorst » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:40 pm

PC Covered Hoppers pop up a lot in the Geneva Area all the time too I counted 4 last summer marked with both PC and CR marks and logos but reporting marks were RFMX?? I think.
no matter the weather or the country I'll still be trackside!

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Re: PC hopper

Post by lvrr325 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:20 pm

Open hopper, covered hopper, ? By the end of CR there weren't a ton left, some open hoppers and some small covered hoppers in company sand service, but once in a while you'd see something like a car I saw that the CR brown paint had some off to reveal Penn Central lettering and logo - and enough more paint had come off to reveal a PRR keystone logo, too.

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Re: PC hopper

Post by Big Bri » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:06 pm

You'd be hard pressed in 2009 to find even ONE PC H-43-D hopper.
When CR was buidling the "Bathtub" Hoppers out in Hollidaysburg they used xPRR H-43,A,B & C hoppers as well as PC H-43-D hopps.
I haven't seen a "pure" H-43-D in at least 15-20 years.
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc480264kga.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc480820ags.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc481711gea.jpg

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Re: PC hopper

Post by scharnhorst » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:28 pm

Big Bri wrote:You'd be hard pressed in 2009 to find even ONE PC H-43-D hopper.
When CR was buidling the "Bathtub" Hoppers out in Hollidaysburg they used xPRR H-43,A,B & C hoppers as well as PC H-43-D hopps.
I haven't seen a "pure" H-43-D in at least 15-20 years.
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc480264kga.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc480820ags.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc481711gea.jpg

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Bri
I beleve that the only pure PC Cars left besides Gondolas here and there are Ballast Hoppers seem to pop up every now and then.
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Re: PC hopper

Post by umtrr-author » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:12 am

For what it's worth, I checked the January 2007 Official Railway Equipment Register (that's the latest one I have).

Norfolk Southern kept the PC reporting marks.

There were only 20 cars shown in revenue service in that ORER: two boxcars and 18 gondolas (8 G45's, 9 G45a's and 1 G46).

Now, that's revenue service only; company service (MOW) normally isn't listed in the ORER and as we know there's no limit to how old they can be, or how long it's been since those cars have seen fresh paint.
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Re: PC hopper

Post by Big Bri » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:43 pm

Last year I saw 2 really well kept PC G-45's on CSX.They were lettered "NYC" since all the xCR cars that went to CSX have the "NYC" donation.
There's stil a few G-44-A gons running around in PC colors and even a few PC H-34 "Yellow" Ballast Hoppers.But seeing any of these cars is extremely rare.
Here's some shot's of surviving PC gons from the CRHS site:
http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/1462 G-43-B
http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/1632

http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/3612 G-45
http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/2469 G-46
http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/3105 G-44-A

http://thecrhs.org/?q=image/view/737/_original X-77
http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/4065 X-79 "kellogg" car

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Re: PC equipment sightings

Post by scharnhorst » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:11 am

2 PC Hoppers poped up in the Geneva-Solvay train on the FGLK one went East early in the day and a diffrent one went West later in the day. Both were lettered with RFMX reporting Marks.
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