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 Post subject: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:30 pm 

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Location: Somewhere north of Prescott, AZ on the Santa Fe "Peavine"
Report from a PRR e-mail group list:

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The Midwest Railway Preservation Society had acquired the PRR Business car Illinios 7506 (the second 7506 which was formerly PRR 7503 (the second 7503) in a trade for a NYC baggage car years ago. The car has sat for so long that it has deteriorated beyond restoration. The car is currently being cut up for scrap. MRPS had salvaged all that could saved inside and unknown if the saved the rear platform railing and markers. Mrps has a face book page where you can see a picture of the scrapping.


I have not been able to find said photos.

It should be noted that, although little notice of this car has been made recently, the car was being made available, even here, as far back as 2001, with apparently no takers:
viewtopic.php?t=2442

May 2012 photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/75995525@N03/8072581819


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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:12 pm 

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Let's hope the trucks are being saved as well. Rather a(nother) sad loss.

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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:19 pm 

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Was that the PRR PV that was part of the Mac Lowry collection at Quaker Square in Akron?


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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:08 pm 

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question - Is PRR Skyline view still on site at the old Quaker Oats site?
I was understand the car was built into the building?


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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:49 pm 

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RDGRAILFAN wrote:
I was understand the car was built into the building?
I don't know if the car is still there, but the Quaker Square wikipedia entry includes a picture of the two passenger cars inside the building.


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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:01 am 

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Chris Webster wrote:
RDGRAILFAN wrote:
I was understand the car was built into the building?
I don't know if the car is still there, but the Quaker Square wikipedia entry includes a picture of the two passenger cars inside the building.


A PRR lounge car is built into part of the building as a functioning cafe/bar at one time. I don't know it's name, but if anyone has photos or a consist list of Mac's equipment, it's that one, part of the 1938 Broadway Ltd.


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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:50 pm 

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Here is a link from RYPN that has a complete list of cars
viewtopic.php?t=2442
One car was / is Skyline view the other was Metropolitan view


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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:17 pm 

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A link to a news article about Railroads of America from the Cuyahoga Historical Society.

http://cuyahogafallshistory.com/2018/02 ... 1960s-70s/

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 Post subject: Re: PRR Business Car 7506 Scrapped
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:48 pm 

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Just a note, the Railways of America building still exists, as a furniture store - Furniture Depot, 3656 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, across the road from a Ford dealership. In the early 1960's it was practically in the country, now it's part of the suburban sprawl, not too far from another NE Ohio landmark, Blossom Music Center, about two miles away. I was one of those kids who liked to go there on a Sunday afternoon, watch the O-Scale trains go round, and ride the Ottaway Aerotrain around the property, after having had "broasted" chicken in the Pennsy diner, made by Mack's wife Blondie herself.


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