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Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:47:29 AM »
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Reading boxcar...OK, used to be Reading but in 1977, D&H.  I'm surprised some of you Conrail  :ashat: guys haven't modeled this.

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Re: Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 12:48:26 PM »
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That is freakin cool.
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Re: Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 12:52:17 PM »
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Although too new for me, it would not be that hard to duplicate in N.  All I want is some plain Jane brown 40 ft Reading cats.

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Re: Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 02:57:48 PM »
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D&H got a whole bunch of ex-RDG and EL assets as compensation for the impact of the Conrail merger. Didn't they actually get some trackage in the deal as well?
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Re: Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 03:15:17 PM »
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Philip H.
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Re: Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 03:34:06 PM »
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I'd guess they're retired and getting scrapped. I didn't take the photo.

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Re: Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 04:46:49 PM »
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The main thing D&H got was trackage rights from Sunbury through Enola to DC Pot Yards to provide a competing route from upstate NY and New England to a southern connection.  It was one of the many delights of railfanning Enola in the early 80's.


I recall seeing some of those cars, too...

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Re: Cool Reading Boxcar for the Eastern a$$hat
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 05:34:42 PM »
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Was a delight seeing those in Pot Yard also.  Don't know why I never got any photos of them.