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PC: Failed mails

[Here are the messages that didn't go through today, combined into one
message. -JWJ]

Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 11:25:01 -0600 (CST)
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
From: jdobek -AT- mvp.net (Jeffrey Dobek)
Subject: Re: PC: Pennroad/Ann Arbor

BDXT30A -AT- prodigy.com ( JEROME A ROSENFELD) wrote:

>DTI and AnnArbor were not good financially at the time of CR and were to be
>included in the CR merger as was the B&M, but they fighted to stay
>idependent which did not work. AnnArbor sold its equipment to stay in
>business and later as now purchased some CR GP38's in AA orange with
>original PC-CR Numbers and dynamic brakes, a feature not used by AA.

It was a little more involved than this...

The bankrupt AA was supposed to merge into Conrail, but shippers using the
line realized that in all likelihood most of the AA would be abandoned by
CR. So, they lobbied the State of Michigan, and in the end the state ended
up purchasing the AA track. For the first year or so (76-77), it was
operated by CR under contract. You would often see AA GP-35's at the
Stanley Yard diesel house in Toledo.

Then the contract went to the Michigan Interstate Railroad Co., which
operated under the AA name. Michigan Interstate went into bankruptcy in the
early 80's, and most of the AA north of its namesake city was given to the
Tuscola & Saginaw Bay to operate. They also got the AA GP-35's. The part of
the line south of Ann Arbor was operated by the bankruptcy trustee of the
Interstate. They purchased the ex-CR GP-38's, and later emerged from
bankruptcy as--the Ann Arbor Railroad Company!!!

Jeffrey Dobek
Michigander living in St. Louis  :)

Date:   Fri, 06 Mar 1998 13:33:50 -0500
From: "J. Erik Landrum" <kb8vrz -AT- one.net>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Subject: Re: PC: Pennroad

Pennroad Corporation was a financial holding company that was part of the
Pennsylvania Corporation, parent of the PRR.  Pennroad purchased the DT&I
from Henry Ford in 1929 and owned it until the sale of many PC non-rail
assets to pay off creditors.  The DT&I was thus independent for a short time
until the GTW purchase of the road.

J. Erik Landrum, K8DTI (formerly KB8VRZ)
DT&I Historical Page - http://w3.one.net/~kb8vrz/dti.html

Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 11:01:55 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199803061701.LAA05993 -AT- Walden.MO.NET>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
From: jdobek -AT- mvp.net (Jeffrey Dobek)
Subject: Re: PC: Early PC models

>MARX  offered an O scale center coupola caboose in PC along with a PC 
>Green E7.
>                    Jerome

Marx also had a steam engine (a 2-4-2, I believe) painted PC. This was in
the first train set I received (circa 1970)--the Marx "Big Rail Work

I still have the whole set stashed away in my parent's basement! I should
retrieve it sometime.  :)


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