Discussion relating to the Penn Central, up until its 1976 inclusion in Conrail. Visit the Penn Central Railroad Historical Society for more information.

Moderator: JJMDiMunno

  by trainmastertim
Does anyone have any knowledge of operations in this area??
  by lbagg91833
Specifically what "TIME FRAME" are you interested in?? I can help with '69 thru '74, as I was posted there during the construction/opening of BUCKEYE YARD, and retirement of T&OC/NYC/PRR facilities after BUCKEYE was in service. Larry Baggerly[SUPT COLS DIV]
  by Matt Langworthy
I'd suggest the MBI book Penn Central by Peter Lynch. It offers a very comprehensive look at the Columbus area and how operations evolved from separate PRR and NYC divisions into the PC era. Sadly, the Columbus area, as part of the Southern Division, was the area with the most redundant routes. PC and CR lifted about 48% of the tracks in that area between 1968 and 1999.