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 Post subject: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:54 pm 

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As I write this, I am sad to report that two former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars are meeting their demise today.

For many years, these boxcars were parked at the former Reading Railroad Perkasie Freight Station; utilized by Shelly Lumber Company for storage of various materials. Shelly operated a large lumber yard and hardware store complex in the heart of downtown Perkasie. A combination of factors including a change in business model, closure of the lumber yard complex, the spotted lanternfly's arrival, and a desire to develop the land contributed to the demise of the cars. I grabbed a few shots but could not stomach watching the proceedings. I'm disappointed with myself in that I have lived here for over twelve years and never took shots of the cars. As such, I'm including a link to the only photo I could find online of the cars in better times.

http://www.west2k.com/papix/perkasiefreight.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:55 pm 

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Another picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:55 pm 

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Third shot.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:56 pm 

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Final Shot. So long old friends.....


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:54 pm 

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Were they cut up by a scrapper, or the lumber yard? I know an organization that is looking for ABDW brake cores.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:10 pm 

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How is it that we are seeing through the car in pic #3? Were the roof and side already gone?


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:11 pm 

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Worst part, these were available for a while. They sat on Sterlingrail for the longest time, with no specified price just make an offer. They would have to have been trucked out, which always seems to kneecap preservation efforts.

http://www.sterlingrail.com/classifieds ... p?id=18899

Here's the listing, it's still up


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:48 pm 

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Look to be in solid shape, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:44 am 

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The first dumpster on site said "Geese Auto" which is a local scapper. The second dumpster placed said "Guida" on it. Hope that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:07 pm 

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The carnage as of this morning. Appears to be death by snails.....


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 pm 

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Anyone want to pull a SEPTA 615 and buy this out from under the torch?


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:28 pm 

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The remnants of the car they cut up are 100% gone. No clue it ever existed. The second car, however, remains fully intact. Not sure for how long, though.....


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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:49 am 

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Where are these cars located? Any kind of a price?

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 Post subject: Re: Former Penn Central / Conrail X62 Boxcars Cut Up
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:47 pm 

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John Smythe wrote:
Where are these cars located? Any kind of a price?


Perkasie Pennsylvania is the location, not sure if the one remaining is still intact or not since I'm over a thousand miles south of that location anymore.


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