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From: Tim Stuy njmidland AT verizon DOT net
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:52:01 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) EL diner at PC 30th St. station?
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It is 747. 747 was sold (for $3000!) to someone associated with the New
Hope & Ivyland from the Port Jervis dead line. They used it for several
years on the NH&I excursion trains to serve food. After a while this ended
and they sold the car to a railroad engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio. 747
was parked at Columbus Union Station until that building was torn down. It
was then moved to its current location on the south side of Columbus.
Needless to say the car has deteriorated and will never leave. However a
couple of months ago lister Rich Tubbs removed critical hand brake parts for
use on 741. So while 747 will never see the rails again, it did help a
sister car return to dining car service.

The attached photo shows what it looks like today.


On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 1:36 PM, Mike Oravec wrote:

> Paul,
> If it was a full diner-lounge there were only three left in 4-74. We know
> 741 was still in M of W service on EL (473511)
> 746 is the diner in SC and that was sold in 11-70. Maybe it is 747 in the
> photo. That car was sold in 8-72 and I remember seeing it at Marshall
> Railway Equipment in Ashley, PA some time thereafter. I don't know where it
> migrated to after that, but conceivably it could of passed through Philly.
> Mike O.
> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I just started going through the new "Trackside around Pennsylvania with
>> Al Holtz" book, looking with interest - of course - for any EL-related
>> material. There are a few photos of DL&W passenger trains and an EL
>> excursion at Easton, but what REALLY caught my eye was the photospread on
>> pages 72-73. It shows an overview of the yard the east side of the station.
>> Among PC MOW equipment and other stored cars, there is what certainly
>> appears to be an EL 739-series diner (like the ELDCPS' 741). It's an oblique
>> angle, so you can't read the number, but you can make out the EL roadname on
>> top.
>> So.... what's it doing here, on April 6, 1974? Could this be the car that
>> eventually ended up at that private museum in North Carolina?
>> - Paul
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