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Offline CAMBRIAN DRIVER DAVE

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Boxcars
« on: March 28, 2012, 12:34:09 pm »
Hi
Does any one know if you still get boxcars
With roof walk ways on today's modern American
Railroads .
I have some atlas Santa fe one here and I was going to
Respray them in to BNSF boxcars but not sure if they will
Look out of place .  ???
Cheers
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 12:41:36 pm »
Modern cars don't tend to have walkways but remember that many old type cars get refurbished and resprayed so often that you will find cars form the 70's onwards (and later) still in use today.  It is one of the great things about modelling American Railroads, there is just so much flexibility  ;D

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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 01:04:21 pm »
Here is a link to some BNSF Boxcars, I checked a few of the pictures but none had walkways.

http://www.trainpix.com/bnsf/RAILCARS/BOXCAR/INDEX.HTM

In the past I have removed the walkways and filed down and filled the plastic sockets that they sit in, when its all said and done there has to be a few ex BN or AT&SF boxcars still running complete with walkways today, other roads still use them complete with graffiti.
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 01:37:54 pm »
Roofwalks on box cars were outlawed by the FRA in 1968 with a 10 year grace period to comply. Basically, anything on the rails after 1978 didn't and couldn't have them. The only exceptions are generally on covered hoppers, tanks and some specialised cars in frontline service on which roofwalks were reclassified as loading platforms and it made illegal to be up there when in motion. Company service vehicles such as cabeese and MOW vehicles may still have them though, I don't think these were enforced in the same way that revenue stock was.
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 02:09:55 pm »
Love this forum, learn something new every day  ;D

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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 03:07:29 pm »
Lol  :smiley-laughing: yes you do thank you zunnan that's sorted that one out
I'll get the filler out .  :thumbsup:
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 03:19:30 pm »
Good job I'm doing Transition Era  ::)  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Ach just run them Dave, just don't let Zunnan see the layout  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 03:34:29 pm »
Don't mind me...I run a 1980 Amtrak 'San Fransisco Zephyr' consist about 800 miles off route, with one baggage car too few alongside ATSF motive power that hadn't been built yet...that geographically also shouldn't be there ;D
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 03:45:25 pm »
 :smiley-laughing: I know it's the number 1 rule
I'm just a bit anal  :o when it comes to stuff
Like that .  :smiley-laughing:  :beers:
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 04:02:39 pm »
Dave - meant to say, package on its way  :thumbsup:

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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 04:06:28 pm »
Ok cheers  :beers:
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 05:34:50 pm »
Genuine quest for knowledge, chaps.
Is the plural of caboose really cabeese as stated by Zunnan? If so, why isn't the plural of moose - meese ???
Not attempting to be funny, honest!

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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 06:45:31 pm »
They've been described in three ways that I know of. Normal pluralisation giving caboose/cabooses which seems the most common, then theres a perpetuating argument of what is actually the correct pluralisation ~ Caboose as in moose/moose, which I guess would be more right for Canadian railroading, or cabeese as in goose/geese. I guess it really just depends which you prefer, and who you're talking to. :thumbsup:
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Re: Boxcars
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 10:21:51 pm »
Thanks for that Zunnan, I now find the roof walkway law also applied to US Heritage Railroads so its out with the scalpel  :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

 

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