Penn Central 1974: World-Class Train Wreck of the 20th Century

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Penn Central 1974: World-Class Train Wreck of the 20th Century
Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:55 AM
In case you missed this 44-year old movie of The Penn Central…… I can't find the official name of the movie so I created one for it, below the PC video is a documentary about TGV with creepy background music, I just put it here to serve as a foil.
 
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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:17 PM

I have been searching for a PRR vs NYC railway network map on the web for almost 2 years, finally found one in the video I posted. Still looking for a detailed map with station names

on it.

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Posted by rrnut282 on Monday, October 08, 2018 12:09 PM

Don't get your hopes up too high.  The map in the video doesn't look accurate to my eye.  It looks like it doesn't show the two-track PRR line through Fort Wayne and confuses some of the lines out of Logansport with the fort.  I still am trying to see the two-track main from Columbus to Indy.  It might be obscurred by other close lines.  

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 3:08 PM

Strange not to see half the Northeast Corridor on that PC map.  Still too embarrassed by the New Haven contretemps?

There are likely to be a number of railroad atlases that will contain the information you want.  I'd start with this free reference and see it it does ya:

https://www.openrailwaymap.org/

Hayes and Carpenter both have historically oriented atlases, although you'll have to find and buy them.

Or you could waste a few hours without necessarily solving your question by going here

 

 

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Posted by rcdrye on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 4:08 PM

New Haven didn't become part of Penn Central until 1969.  The PRR line from Columbus to Indy is covered by a Big Four Line.  More troublesome is the missing MC line from Ann Arbor to Detroit.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 4:55 PM

Overmod

Strange not to see half the Northeast Corridor on that PC map.  Still too embarrassed by the New Haven contretemps?

There are likely to be a number of railroad atlases that will contain the information you want.  I'd start with this free reference and see it it does ya:

https://www.openrailwaymap.org/

Hayes and Carpenter both have historically oriented atlases, although you'll have to find and buy them.

Or you could waste a few hours without necessarily solving your question by going here

Wow welcome back! Overmod, and thank you for providing these useful links! I love studying different kind of maps from different eras, I feel like someone shown me the way to the Royal Library of Alexandria. If you know any interactive map which can simulate the water level before the last ice age or any book related to this topic which worth a read, please let me know, thanks a lot!

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