A Sampling of Penn Central

A Sampling of Penn Central

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The Penn Central existed only from the New York Centrala€“Pennsylvania merger in 1968, until the formation of Conrail in 1976. This book fills an information void with its 208 wonderful photographs taken between 1970 and 1972. The photos, with their detailed captions, portray the 5, 000-plus miles of PC's Southern Region.... containing not only the aforesaid controls for the receiving yard switches but also the outlets for the speaker system in this area ... At Sharon, route selection is strictly manual, in contrast with Buckeyea#39;s computer- operated system with manual override. The panel was installed just prior to merger as part of an economy project which reduced the number of retarder ... In the background is the 37-track class yard, bordered on the east by the car repair shop, visible behind the light tower.

Title:A Sampling of Penn Central
Author: Jerry Taylor
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1973

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