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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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SteamRailwayCompany 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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Thanks! :-) Yeah, PC was a train wreck.
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SteamRailwayCompany 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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Probably true. PC happened in a bad economy too.
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SteamRailwayCompany 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 Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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dinodanthetrainman Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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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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Yeah, those were very desperate times. Time heals all things. :-) The PC Heritage Unit looks excellent!
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