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PC: Re: Update and rememberance
- Subject: PC: Re: Update and rememberance
- From: "Rob Carlo" <robcarlo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 00:11:51 -0500
Thought about this all day. I for one will spend the day doing some PC
modeling to mark the anniversary of "this dynamic new enterprise we call
Penn Central", ( quote from merger day). Penn Central lives on in our
memories. Best wishes to all PC fans on its 30th!
> From: Jerry Jordak <jer -AT- smellycat.com>
> To: Penn Central Mailing List <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> Subject: PC: Update and rememberance
> Date: Saturday, January 31, 1998 9:33 PM
> Hey everyone,
> After five weeks of neglect, I finally got around to updating the
> Penn Central Railroad Home Page. The Information Exchange and Sightings
> pages have been updated, so if you sent me any e-mail for those two
> pages, they should be posted. In addition, new material is on the
> Model Railroad Info and News and Miscellaneous pages. All of these
> pages are in the Library on the web site.
> Also, I am slowly cleaning out my backlog of images to get posted.
> Today I added some new photos to the New Haven Region and Eastern
> Region Photo Galleries. I still have a few dozen images in the queue
> still, so if you sent me material and haven't seen it yet, don't fret,
> you will.
> As always, contributions to the web site are welcome. Without the
> generous contributions of various photographers and other net
> citizens, there would be no PC web site, and for this I am grateful.
> Lastly: Remember that tomorrow, Sunday, February 1, marks the
> thirtieth anniversary of the merger of the Pennsylvania and New York
> Central railroads to form the Penn Central. It's a day that the PRR
> and NYC fans hate, and it marked the beginning of a journey that saw
> the mangled merger of two of the largest railroads in the U.S.,
> followed by bankrupcy, government intervention, and finally, Conrail.
> But despite all that went wrong in the eight years that followed that
> day, there was still a lot of history being made and a lot of
> interesting railroading going on, much of which is gone forever. Never
> again will trains run on many lines of the former PC system, nor will
> most of the locomotives that were running during that time ever be
> seen again. There are no more GG-1s or E44s pulling tonnage on the
> Corridor, no more SD45s pushing freights over Horse Shoe Curve, no
> more F-units running transfer jobs around Cleveland, no more black
> E-units pulling passenger trains out of Chicago Union Station or
> down the Hudson River, no more six-axle Centuries pulling ore trains
> to Youngstown or Pittsburgh. And in a few more months, even PC's
> successor, Conrail, will fade in history......
> Jerry W. Jordak The boxcars and flatbeds, whistle blowin'
> mailto:email@example.com That was yesterday
> http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/ Now those big trains don't come anymore
> Acts 16:31 <>< -- Restless Heart, "Big Iron Horses"
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