PC long distance train consists

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PC long distance train consists

Post by The tram man » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Does anybody here know any PC long distance trains name and consist with sleepers in? Im trying to model PC on my computer.

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Re: PC long distance train consists

Post by John Laubenheimer » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:37 pm

Not a specific consist, but typical.

PC 48/49 - The BROADWAY Limited - from early PC days until the 1970 fall timetable change

(When under PRR, sleepers ran on the rear. This did not last very long.)

2 - GG-1s (NY-Harrisburg)/3 assorted E7-E8s(Harrisburg-Chicago)
1 - B60 Baggage
2-3 - 10 RMT-6 DBR Sleepers (RAPIDS series) ACF/PS (occasional stainless car seen, but not usual)
1 - 12 Duplex Room-4 DBR Sleeper (CREEK series) PS
1 - 4 Compartment-4DBR-2DR Sleeper (IMPERIAL series) ACF
1 - 5 DBR-Buffet Lounge Sleeper (HARBOR series ... occasionally a FALLS series 6 DBR car) PS
1 - Twin-Unit Dining Car
Full Dining Car 1st
Kitchen-Dormitory 2nd
1 - Coach Lounge (varied through the years, but usually ex-D&RGW PS or ex-NYC Tavern Budd)
3 - Coaches (varied through the years ... ex-PRR 1st, ex-UP 2nd, ex-NYC anything Budd/PS last)
1 - Coach (ex-PRR from Wash at Harrisburg... only lasted a few months into PC)
1 - 10 RMT-6 DBR Sleeper (RAPIDS series) ACF/PS (lasted about 6 months into PC)

After the fall 1970 timetable change, the twin-unit diners disappeared in favor of an ex-NYC grill diner. The IMPERIAL sleepers also disappeared. The CREEK sleepers were a sometimes thing; but, usually not. The 10-6s could be about anything that PC owned, and the 6 DBR sleeper-lounge was either an ex-PRR FALLS series car or an ex-NYC STREAM series car. Also, 1 GG1 became the norm.

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Re: PC long distance train consists

Post by The tram man » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:43 am

Thanks for the info and thanks for awnsering.
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Re: PC long distance train consists

Post by Noel Weaver » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:39 am

Especially after the Penn Central takeover of the New Haven Railroad you could see New Haven Point Series 14-4 sleepers
on almost any Penn Central train including the Broadway occasionally. There were a good number more of these cars than
were really needed for the remaining sleeping car lines on the New Haven and they were in decent condition.
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Re: PC long distance train consists

Post by delvyrails » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:47 am

From my notes, here is an actual consist at Harrisburg of a few months after the 2/1/68 PC merger on a Broadway Limited I rode from North Philly to Chicago leaving on Wednesday, April 10. 1968:
Diesel-electric locos 4259, 4291, 4254;
Sleeping Cars N&W 1418, Fishing Rapids, Catawissa Rapids, Charles Lockhart, Harbor Rest, Imperial Bower;
Diner 4609;
Coaches 1148 (ex-D&RGW), 4048, 4062;
Added at Harrisburg en route from Washington: coach 4046 and Clearfield Rapids.

Here is the eastbound Cincinnati Limited from Cinci to Columbus on Sunday April 29, 1968:
Locos 4291, 4309;
Mail car ACL 1669;
Sleeping car Little Miami Rapids;
Coach 4006.

Here is the connecting and merging eastbound PennTexas consist I rode from Columbus:
Locos 4312, 4256;
baggage car 931:
coaches 4105, 4256;
diner 4489,
sleeping car Buffalo Rapids;
coach 4057;
sleeping car Fairless Hills. (the last two cars presumably went Harrisburg-Washington).

Hope this helps.
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Re: PC long distance train consists

Post by The tram man » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:41 pm

Sure do. I appreciate all the help i can get.
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