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Date: 02/07/20 08:19
Model of CSX's Office Car "Michael J. Ward" in Earlier Days
Author: aehouse

A post on the passenger forum notes that a couple of CSX office cars have been repainted in the B&O Royal Blue livery and renamed for Hunter Harrison and Michael Ward.

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,4953432,4953793#msg-4953793

The newly restyled "Michael J. Ward" began life as Erie 10 rommette/5 double bedroom sleeper "Spirit of Youngstown" built to Canadian National specs in 1954, and (along with its twin "Pride of Youngstown") as add-on to a CN order for similar cars.  Since then it has served in both Erie and EL revenue service, and in EL, Conrail and CSX office car use.

The photo is of a highly accurate Rapido model of the car in its first (of many) names and liveries.

Art House



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/20 08:49 by aehouse.




Date: 02/07/20 11:37
Re: Model of CSX's Office Car "Michael J. Ward" in Earlier Days
Author: joemvcnj

Did any portion of Erie or Lackawanna trackage wind up in present-day CSX ?



Date: 02/07/20 14:05
Re: Model of CSX's Office Car "Michael J. Ward" in Earlier Days
Author: Model_L

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Did any portion of Erie or Lackawanna trackage
> wind up in present-day CSX ?

Portions of:

Ex Erie Northern Branch north of North Bergen, NJ

Ex Erie Newburgh Branch near Newburgh, NY

Ex DL&W Oswego Branch northwest of Syracuse,NY

The shared ex NYC /Erie through Marion OH.

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Date: 02/08/20 13:23
Re: Model of CSX's Office Car "Michael J. Ward" in Earlier Days
Author: joemvcnj

In Erie and E-L days, that sleeper propbably never went on those 3 branches. 



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