Re: Piedmont & Northern 1101 Styrene and Resin Build Part One
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The P&N 1101 car is surely an intriguing car and Bill is doing a nice job on the model as his reported work already attests.
I have handy at the moment only my October 1958 ORER and these cars therein are listed as PN 1100-1124, 15 cars. Helpfully, the "vacant" numbers are also listed. These are the only cars listed for the P&N. However, another note indicates, "Freight cars owned are not used in interchange service." This being the case, it would seem likely that these 15 cars were for on-line LCL service and not ever found off-line unless for some other dedicated (return when empty to PN Ry.) service. Is there any objective evidence that these cars did go off-line? If not, does such reality quench interest in modeling such a car? Obviously, this is not an issue with one modeling the P&N. Of course, in an earlier time, perhaps these cars were out there roaming. Is this known?
Regards from Grove City, Penna. Mike Schleigh