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PC: Freight car #'s
- Subject: PC: Freight car #'s
- From: "Christopher R. Hauf" <crhauf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 21:15:55 -0500
Yes, the number is the key to beginning the quest to preserve a freight car
I have learned.
My problem is I just don't get to spend enough time out there searching for
this stuff and get them darn #'s. I would love to see our museum,
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, preserve one of these cars and
we could sure use it. If anyone gets a number, lemme know. The next
battle then is to find out who owns the cars. Seems like Conrail in this
But that number is the key...
At 11:50 PM 2/26/98 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 98-02-26 23:32:06 EST, pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com writes:
>> Can anybody tell me about a CR MOW flat i saw yesterday? it was jade
>> green and looked like an old piggyback (75= ft long) car.
>Yeah, but did you get a number? Those cars should wind up in every rail
>museum. Those are the former open tri-levels. They're 85-ish feet long
>lower-than-standard deck of 30". Rails can be welded to them, and freight
>passenger cars that the Class 1s won't interchange can be loaded onto them
>Those cars are reaching the end of their interchange lives. Please, people,
>record the numbers of cars in service and starting asking for, or simply
>purchasing, cars for your favorite museum. Jim Panza at TTX once told me
>these cars are still sought after and are being completely overhauled,
>and put back in service. I forget the number series. There is a shortage of
>the long flat cars these days.
> ....Mike Del Vecchio
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