An Important Date has Passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Renovo PPR, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    The great Pennsylvania Railroad became a fallen flag, 2-1-1968. It has now been 40 years.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    oh man.... I remember that too... :( :(
  3. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    And what of the New York Central?

    Somewhere, I once saw a list of how many cars were still around bearing the reporting marks of some long-gone roads. I wonder how many PRR and NYC cars are left? All of them would now be ineligible for interchange service because they're all past the 40-year limit (unless they were rebuilt, in which case I doubt they retained their reporting marks).
  4. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Member

    The who??? NYC?? OH you mean the Green Team. LOL. There are plenty of cars carrying NYC marks now, albeit they are not original NYC cars. These are the CR cars relettered for NYC LLC and used by CSXT.

    As for the PRR, I wish I had witnessed the Mighty Pennsy but I was born an era too late. My library certainly pays tribute, as will my layout pay homage to the likes of Thompson, Cassatt, Rea, Atterbury...

    A toast to the late, great, Pennsylvania RR.

  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    In that list I mentioned (which was a few years ago) there were still cars with original PRR and NYC reporting marks.
  6. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Member

    Oh yessir!! There are for SURE some PRR and NYC cars still out there. I was just mentioning the recent influx of NYC stuff due to the CR split...

  7. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    Thanks for the reminder - worked 33 years for the successors - and forgot ! (My wife would NOT be surprised !) Bob C.
  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    And the PRR (NS) as well...

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