E-L business car headed to Scranton for service

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SCRANTON, Pa. — Former Erie-Lackawanna business car No. 2 has arrived in Scranton, where it will become the business car of Genesee Valley Transportation Co. The car has been privately owned for more than 20 years and was recently sold to Genesee Valley in February.

The car was built by the Pullman Co. for the Central Railroad of New Jersey and later went to the Erie Railroad. With the merger of the Erie and Lackawanna railroads in 1960, it joined the company's fleet of business cars. In 1975, the car was sold into private ownership and used for tours from California to Mexico. In 1988, it was returned to the East Coast by its next owner, who had it overhauled to meet Amtrak standards and renamed it Phoebe Snow. It was based at the Juniata Terminal Railroad in Philadelphia for a time.

For the past 10 years, the car has been stored on the North Shore Railroad at Northumberland, Pa., where it was used occasionally. Todd Hunter, director of marketing for the North Shore, tells Trains News Wire "it's going to a good home."

Genesee Valley operates four shortline railroads in Pennsylvania and New York, including Delaware-Lackawanna, Depew Lancaster & Western, Falls Road, and Mohawk Adirondack & Northern.

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