R36 Combine Coach wrote: ↑Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:35 pmSo NYC did run a "mixed" that late in the game? Obviously Flexi-Vans couldn't come out of GCT, so did they originate from the freight terminals on Manhattan's West Side?
The Flexi-Vans were picked up at High Bridge, Bronx, N.Y., about the third stop on the Hudson River line from Grand Central. These were passenger-equipped Flexi-Van cars, so they could run on passenger trains as passenger cars. No more "mixed" than the New Haven running passenger-equipped REA G-85s on its trains.
Rode an overnighter from Grand Central to Buffalo under PC governance. Woke up in the morning with ice on the roomette's windows, on the inside! I had paid for service, I got service, quality not guaranteed.
On the bright side, arrived in Buffalo just in time to catch the Harrisburg Day Express (can't do that any more). One E-8, one baggage car, one coach.