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Penn Central Pin-Up by yankeedog Penn Central Pin-Up by yankeedog
For all my PC friends out there! Penn Central was a real train wreck between the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad and later the New Haven Railroad was added to the mess. Different cultures and operating ideologies led to the demise of Penn Central. It was difficult for me to find a slogan for PC that wasn't negative, it was a bad time for railroads and when Penn Central failed, it brought down the whole northeast and they all tumbled like a house of cards. Eventually the Federal Government stepped in to form Conrail.

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wv76erfan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
How can I get a print of this?  I've tried going through the shop, but when I do it's not there.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Though Penn Central was the worst half-baked line in history, that lady railroader isn't half bad! :D
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Thanks! :-) Yeah, PC was a train wreck.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Personally I doubt if the fall of the railroads was due to competition from other transports at all. :( I believe it was just reckless and inexperienced leadership.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Probably true. PC happened in a bad economy too.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That explains it. I'm going to get a job soon for the Reading & Northern Railroad. I'm hoping I can help it get back on its feet should it have any troubles. :) Nothing hard work can't help. Plus they have a steam engine for passenger trains I hope to drive.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thanks!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Who would have thought anyone would ever get nostalgic about the Penn Central (rofl in 1970), yet Norfolk Southern has a unit painted in the PC colors. Sometimes time can heal all wounds.
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