Ah, the one and only Standard Railway of the World, also affectionately known as the "Pennsy" and "PRR". Many of us lament the vandalistic destruction of the GREAT Penn Station in NYC, modeled after the classical Roman baths, and built under the direction of one of its greatest presidents, Alexander J. Cassatt, whose sister incidentally was the famous American Impressionist artist,  Mary Cassatt. Penn Station was an absolutely grandiose monumental edifice, that should never have been demolished for the unremarkable building that replaced that treasure. I am glad I was able to visit, and travel to and from this remarkable station, on several occasions in the fifties and early sixties. A great architectual loss for NYC and the world!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

Tinplate Art posted:

I have ridden behind Pennsy GG1's and also Pennsy-leased steam on the great LIRR in the 1940's and early fifties. Great memories!

I remember standing next to GG1's giving off a lot of heat at 30th Street Station, also when I was young. I assume that would have been from the traction motors. Yes, good memories. I think the station had a good arcade section, important for a youngster! 

Tom 

The demolition of the PRR Pennsylvania Station is unforgivable.  It was an architectural masterpiece, and would be almost impossible to build today.  Fortunately its destruction led directly to the architectural preservation movement that has saved many other important structures.

BTW, we need another term for plastic trains that run on tinplate track.  "Tinplate" really doesn't describe them!

Kirk

 

Kirk Lindvig, USA track LLC

www.StandardGaugeTrack.com

Tinplate Art posted:

At 76, I was old enough then to have some vivid memories! The famous Glen Miller song, Pennsylvania 6-5000, evokes memories of the Hotel Pennsylvania, that was once located near the station.

Art, Hotel Pennsylvania is still there.  Nice lobby.  Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the rooms.  Reminded me of the Shining!

MikeH

navy.seal posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Here’s my #6 PRR set on the outer loop this past Sunday at the club.

 Steve

Steve,

Who made that interesting Milwaukee Road set parked on the inside of the 3 loops?

Bob Nelson

They are Randall/Roberts cast cars. They belong to forum member Jeff Meyer.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
navy.seal posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Here’s my #6 PRR set on the outer loop this past Sunday at the club.

 Steve

Steve,

Who made that interesting Milwaukee Road set parked on the inside of the 3 loops?

Bob Nelson

They are Randall/Roberts cast cars. They belong to forum member Jeff Meyer.

Steve

What a great set!  Is it for sale?

Bob Nelson

navy.seal posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
navy.seal posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Here’s my #6 PRR set on the outer loop this past Sunday at the club.

 Steve

Steve,

Who made that interesting Milwaukee Road set parked on the inside of the 3 loops?

Bob Nelson

They are Randall/Roberts cast cars. They belong to forum member Jeff Meyer.

Steve

What a great set!  Is it for sale?

Bob Nelson

navy.seal posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
navy.seal posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Here’s my #6 PRR set on the outer loop this past Sunday at the club.

 Steve

Steve,

Who made that interesting Milwaukee Road set parked on the inside of the 3 loops?

Bob Nelson

They are Randall/Roberts cast cars. They belong to forum member Jeff Meyer.

Steve

What a great set!  Is it for sale?

Bob Nelson

If it was for sale, it would be in my collection by now😜

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

As Kirk pointed out above, the vandalistic destruction of NYC's Penn Station directly led to the saving of Grand Central Terminal, which was also in the crosshairs for a spell! The late Mrs. Kennedy was influencial in helping to save GCT.

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

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