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the Pennsy

A nickname for "The Pennsylvania Railroad," a Class I American railroad that was established in 1846 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the largest railroad in the United States until the second half of the 20th century. Every man in my family worked on or for the Pennsy from the time it was founded up until it merged with New York Central in 1968. I have fond memories of riding along the Pennsy to visit my grandparents when I was a kid.
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Pennsy

n. Pennsylvania. I went to a conference in Pennsy last year.
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Vanderbilt was determined to undermine the Pennsy after it gained control of a line along the west bank of the Hudson River that would rival Vanderbilt's line on the east bank.
Pennsy was cited under 50.10(b) because the inspector determined the incident had the potential to cause death.
(83.) Henry Barnes, "Introduce Till Resolutions Into Pennsy Legislature," Daily Worker, October 27, 1955, 1.
Remember hang-on stands from Ron's Porta-Pak; Belke's; Troth's; the Pennsy Portable, with its unique steel-mesh platform; the Bowhunter's Companion; Patsco aluminum; or well-known Loc-On LEM?
No, you won't find it on any map; it is a mile and a half southeast of Norristown, and appears only in old railroad schedules, when the "Standard Railroad of the World," the old Pennsy, had a stop there on its line between Philadelphia and Pottstown.
Environmental clean-up of contaminated facilities continues, and surveillance for new cases of bioterrorism-related anthrax is ongoing in Delaware (DE), District of Columbia (DC), Florida (FL), Maryland (MD), New Jersey (NJ), NYC, Pennsy lvania (PA), Virginia (VA), and other states.
Another Pennsy entry, from Steve Kuzman, bar manager, Sheraton Jetport, Allentown,
Specialties include Philly cheesesteaks, pizza steaks, grilled vegetable torpedoes, chargrilled chicken and "Our Pennsy Special," a humongous, two-inch thick, all-lump meat crab cake with lettuce, tomato and fresh roasted red peppers for under $6.
This would put it in direct competition with other food halls in the area, such as Urbanspace Vanderbilt and the Pennsy.
According to the TimesLeader, following what was the eighth in a series of public hearings on the proposed expansion of the Pennsy Supply Corp.
In a surprising revelation, the article pointed out that the other railroad officials put the blame for the ICC's new rules on the Pennsylvania Railroad's decision to use depreciation accounting, an interesting comment considering the Pennsy's later protests.
Officials from Pennsy Supply, owners of the quarry, fielded questions pertaining to such issues as hours of operation, including peak hours for file stone-crushing operation; specific environmental concerns, including water usage and impact on water wells in the township; notification on blasting hours; dust issues, and other concerns.