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PC: Freight car #'s

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...

Until later,

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
with a
>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
>shipped easily.
>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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