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RE: PC: The Name Game

The name of Penn Central was originally "Pennsylvania-New York Central
Transportation Company". On May 1st, 1968, the stockholders voted to shorten
it to "Penn Central". The PC logo was one of many designs considered, but I
believe it was Saunders & Perlman who approved the logo (one of the things
they did right in my opinion- I would have little interest in the PC if not
for the "worms").
Gary Farmer

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-penn-central -AT- prozac.EEAP.CWRU.Edu
[mailto:owner-penn-central@prozac.EEAP.CWRU.Edu]On Behalf Of B B
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 11:22 AM
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Subject: Re: PC: The Name Game

Interesting stuff about the name-game! Maybe this is documented somewhere,
like in Wreck of the Penn Central (been long time since I last read) but
when PC was formed and Conrail for that matter, were any other names
considered?  For example: New York and Pennsylvania Railroad, NY PENN, PENN
NY? I for one love "Penn Central" for a name -- and no offense to EL fans
and the others -- but since it was largest part of Conrail -- too bad they
just didn't keep the name. But -- alas -- as part of saying goodbye to the
past problems and in order to market the coming of the new six RR's as one
-- Conrail did make sense.  That's why with the death of COnrail we lose
that connection to Penn Central -- because we always new CON meant
Conslidated and that meant, well Conrail is nothing more than the PC, EL, LV
and others in 1999...simply put together...
well, interesting thread none-the-less.

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