Re: Pennsy

Russ Strodtz <sheridan@...>


Even in the Chicago area the most commonly seen PRR cars
were those cast steel flats. They may have looked terrible
but they were in service and the steel mills had no problems
loading them.

Russ Strodtz

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter J. McClosky
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, 23 March, 2007 12:15
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: [STMFC] Pennsy, Arrogance, and Bad
Management,What? Think again!

Mike Brock wrote:

> ... Thus, while the x29 [
> note, no "-" <G> ] and its many variations may have been
obsolete well
> before production ceased, a model of a RR during the period
> have many
> examples running about. After all, modeling a real RR is the
process of
> creating an "accurate" impression of it, including models of
obsolete cars
> of other RR's that might be found on it.

I started looking at trains a 4 year old living one long block
from the SP Chandler (Burbank) branch in the very early 1950's.
(Off topic, but I even saw a very strange, for a 4 year old,
locomotive running on it. It was running backwards and had the
tender behind the smoke box door... A cab forward, but I did not
know of them!)

I do not remember seeing a single Pennsy car until I move closer
to Taylor yard, in the late 50's.

In my new home, I could see, and with binoculars examine, the SP
Main Line in Glendale, CA, and it was on that line that I saw my
first Pennsy car (a "small" box car).

To keep this steam era and freight car related, in my HO model
fleet, I have exactly 1 (one) Pennsy box car.

I model the SP in the transition era, and I do not plan on
acquiring any more Pennsy cars.

Peter J. McClosky

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