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Date: 08/11/19 15:31
PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: thebluecomet

Made a quick pass through the Naparano Scrap yard (you don't linger at any scrap yard) in Newark, NJ back in 1976 and found these former Pennsy commuter veterans meeting their demise. Should we classify those cut in half cars in the distance MP27's?  4-18-76




Date: 08/11/19 15:39
Re: PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: Tominde

That is a great photo as much as i hate to see them chopped.  Never saw them in the scrap yard.  As they say on ebay....."rare photo"



Date: 08/11/19 16:09
Re: PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: LV95032

I'd like to hve that CNJ boxcar :-)
RWJ



Date: 08/11/19 17:05
Re: PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: King_Coal

A historic photo. Lots of passenger miles in those cars. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 08/11/19 17:06
Re: PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: overniteman

Great photo. Those Tuscan jobs look nice.



Date: 08/11/19 18:55
Re: PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: GBW309

In contemporary times, you can scrap one of those in a matter of a few hours with a Labounty shear on an excavator .  Back when that image was made, it was all torching by hand.   What a pain in the A$$

Dave



Date: 08/11/19 19:42
Re: PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: boejoe

Weren't PCB's a problem with the MP54's?  I remember when the yard at Paoli PA was being cleaned up there was contamination - of course, at that point there had been both MP54's and Silverliners.  If so, I wonder how the torching of these cars was performed.



Date: 08/20/19 11:05
Re: PRR MP54's at their bitter end
Author: Gonut1

Once the transformers with the pcb contaminates were removed you could do whatever you wanted with the car body and trucks.
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