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From: intercityrailpal AT netscape DOT net
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:40:21 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: (erielack) Del Water Gap domes in the gap.
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I rode domes into Hoboken on a private car special in 1992, I'm not sure of the date but it was in the 1990's. We parked where the light rail station is today. Also the Baltimore and Ohio had low domes that ran under the Pennsylvania Railroad wires everyday into Washington Union Terminal in DC. I also rode a Former Union Pacific dome owned by Susquehanna to Scranton. Through Factoryville tunnel. I will try to post a picture of the low B&O dome from a time table of the period. Lackawanna Lance

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From: Paul R DOT Tupaczewski

To: 'EL Mail List'

Sent: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 8:23 am

Subject: RE: (erielack) Del Water Gap view

> Looking at all of these pictures of The Gap make me wonder if DL&W ever
> thought about a dome coach for the Phoebe Snow. The impressive
> mountains around the Water Gap, the cut-off views and the Pocono
> Mountians with the ability to look back at the Water Gap would have made a
> Dome a great addition. Then there were the views on the Nicholon Cut-off,
> and the areas around Dansville.
I think the issue was the catenary between Hoboken and Dover. I know that
it's been proven that domes can run under the catenary safely in the 1980s,
but perhaps the concern about catenary in those years precluded the use of a

- Paul

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