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    PC switcher in one off scheme

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    Found this recently, and thought it was cool enough to share. Although I can't much else about this unit.

    It says Despatch Shops Inc. on the side. That SW8 was a shop switcher for a New York Central subsidiary, Merchants Despatch (located in East Rochester NY). They handled a lot of reefer cars for the longest time, eventually moving into autoracks and Flexi-Van in addition by the 60's. There's two MDT reefers I've seen preserved in North Judson, IN with the original NYC herald visible.

    This unit was eventually renumbered to 9605 and repainted into the all-black PC scheme.
    Last edited by Orbita; 12-04-2023, 11:32 AM.

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      Interesting, at first I thought it was NY&A, as the colors are very similar to what New York and Atlantic uses. Might have copied this (?)
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