Wandering NH equipment

Ron High
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Joined: June 6th, 2003, 4:08 pm

April 16th, 2018, 6:09 pm #1

While I was watching a DVD ,Green Frogs New York Central Odyssey Volume 2 I spotted  a New Haven Troop Sleeper . In a sequence on some track used by both NYC and B&O /C&O around Toledo Ohio the B&O/C&O train The Cincinnatian had as its first headend car an NH troop sleeper .I could not tell if it was a baggage or a mail storage car. It did have the McGinnis Herald on it. As near as I could tell it was early to mid 1960s.
Ron High
  My info may not be correct Will have to rewatch this video to verify location and train name I am not a passenger guy and just have a passing interest on the B&O.
I found a C&O /B&O 1964 time table showing this train running from Cincinnati to Toledo to Detroit.
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Statkowski
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Joined: March 5th, 2003, 4:39 am

April 16th, 2018, 7:51 pm #2

When in Railway Express Service, such cars, whether former troop sleepers or straight baggage cars, could and did wander far and wide.  One picture out there in Internet Land shows turtleback New Haven baggage cars in Los Angeles Union Station, delivered there by the AT&SF.  Who knows, they might even have taken a trip north to Oakland before working their way back home.  PRR baggage cars ended up in Grand Central Terminal, and NYC baggage cars ended up in Penn. Station.  
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