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Conrail Historical Society Press Release (Convention Car)
« on: January 31, 2008, 09:20:35 AM »
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January 26th 2008 – Marysville, PA
The Conrail Historical Society is proud to release its first run of custom freight cars in HO scale. These cars are based on the ACF CenterFlow ™ design delivered to the Erie Lackawanna Railroad in 1968. The cars were turned over to Conrail in 1976. Shortly after, they were stenciled and lettered for Conrail, with the exception of the EL “diamond” logo. Fifty-two of these cars were transferred to Conrail, and the numbers of our cars reflect the actual road numbers.

Our cars are Accurail 2000 series cars, custom decorated by Accurail, and custom numbered to reflect actual road numbers. Two of each road number are available, for a total of 50 different accurate road numbers. Cars are assembled and feature Kadee™ #58 scale knuckle couplers.

These cars are being offered by the Conrail Historical Society as the show car for our 2008 Fall Convention in Altoona, PA on a first come, first serve basis. Cars can be ordered on the show sign-up sheet that you will get when the Convention activities are finalized and the Convention is officially announced (Early March). At the conclusion of the convention, any cars still available will be sold to the general public via the Conrail Shoppe. Please visit the Conrail Historical Society Website (www.thecrhs.org) or contact Russell M. Swinnerton (rswinnerton@hotmail.com) for information regarding the Conrail Historical Society, the show car, or the 2008 Altoona Fall Convention.                 –CRHS-
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Re: Conrail Historical Society Press Release (Convention Car)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 10:52:14 AM »
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Yeah I will so be getting some of these.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Conrail Historical Society Press Release (Convention Car)
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 10:56:03 AM »
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That's a hot one.


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Re: Conrail Historical Society Press Release (Convention Car)
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 10:52:58 PM »
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I just finished a prototype for this that I had laying around. It's a Accuready (RTR) car that I sprayed out the EL markings and added the CR markings from the Microscale set for grey hoppers. I'll post some images when I get a chance.

If you guys want the car, you'll have to come to the convention!! We're working on pricing, but we'll do special pricing for Railwire members. Ed-I'm sorry, but there's no Starbucks where we're going, but I think "Cheap Truckstop (TM)" coffee will do the trick. I know that's your idea of "roughing it"...lol
Russ

Ps. Look for convention announcements coming this spring.... There's a couple of suprises in store, and it'll be a convention not to be missed!
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Re: Conrail Historical Society Press Release (Convention Car)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 11:37:15 PM »
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I just finished a prototype for this that I had laying around. It's a Accuready (RTR) car that I sprayed out the EL markings and added the CR markings from the Microscale set for grey hoppers. I'll post some images when I get a chance.

If you guys want the car, you'll have to come to the convention!! We're working on pricing, but we'll do special pricing for Railwire members. Ed-I'm sorry, but there's no Starbucks where we're going, but I think "Cheap Truckstop (TM)" coffee will do the trick. I know that's your idea of "roughing it"...lol
Russ

Ps. Look for convention announcements coming this spring.... There's a couple of suprises in store, and it'll be a convention not to be missed!

Convention better not conflict with my motorcar schedule!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Conrail Historical Society Press Release (Convention Car)
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 08:36:53 AM »
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Ian,
The Convention will be the 24-26 of October.

Speaking of Motorcars and remembering our conversation from Springfield, I can get your cars on the Middletown and Hummelstown (Including street trackage), the B&O RR Museum, and also a 15 mile trip on the Everett RR, some of which is around the old Holidaysburg Car Shops. Also, if you're coming to Railfest, you're more then welcome to join us up at the top of HSC for the weekend to camp. It's a hell of a good time!
Russ
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