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Re: PC: Penn Cetera

On Thu, 18 Nov 1999 19:14:09 -0000, Garrett Rea wrote:

> Gents:
> I had to go to Portland TN, which is near the KY-TN border north of
> Nashille.  A co-worker of mine and I spotted an ex-PC boxcar on a
> CSX freight while waiting at a level crossing.  Unfortunately, it had the
> worms and Penn Central painted out and a large NYC in a black box over
> reporting marks.  The thing survived 23 years of ConRail......   There
> an OPEN auto rack in the same train too, CN or CP if I remember
> correctly.....
> Later, (10 min or so...) on the same line a southbound CSX freight with
> CR/UP/CN units in the consist went by with a CR-NYC coil car with a VERY
> rusty green coil cover.
> Photograph all those PC cars while you can.
That sounds like a box I saw when I was on leave back in May. All the
markings were intact except for the NYC (CSX) reporting marks. Talk about
evading the paint shop!
There used to be a coil car up here in Whiting which still bore Pennsy marks
and a keystone. It disappeared in 1997-8 though. I wish I had taken a


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