Discussion relating to the Penn Central, up until its 1976 inclusion in Conrail. Visit the Penn Central Railroad Historical Society for more information.

Moderator: JJMDiMunno

  by John Laubenheimer
Ken S. wrote:I found these pics on the Fallen Flags website and was wondering who owned these coaches before PC. I'm thinking they were either GN or UP.


In late 1968/early 1969, PC wanted some updated coaches for the BROADWAY LIMITED (which ran 3 in each set at the time). UNION PACIFIC had surplus cars; PC purchased 6 44-seat leg-rest coaches. And, in true PC style, removed the leg rests! But, at least, these were an improvement over what was being used previously (like, anything that PC had on its roster at the time).