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??? ABOUT SLGG AND WLO

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by IRON WIZARD, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. IRON WIZARD

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    ??? ABOUT SLGG AND WLO

    Discussion started by IRON WIZARD - Jan 21, 2004

    SIDNEY and LOWE RR
    WATERLOO RY. CO is the only info i can dig up upon days of searching the id letters . any general info on either of these 2 companies would be a help. are they pool cars ? whats their general geographical areas , what if any is there conection to CN ? , and anything else you might want to add
     
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    Bosco - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    http://www.uprr.com/customers/shortline/li...es/sidney.shtml The above link is for the Sidney and Lowe RR, its headquartered in Nebraska. No Canadian RR connections, I did find a website w/ pictures of SLGG boxcars, all 50 footers, the majority are exterior ribbed, some are excess height, in various colors, but no logos, just the reporting marks, numbers, and other important info...Its just a small swithing line, they can own a huge amount of boxcars that may never see their homerails in Nebraska, which is why you've caught them in Canada, I'm not sure if their in some kind of pool service. Their probably just leased out to some company...

    Heres the boxcar flix:http://freight.railfan.ca/slgg.html

    I'll get some WLO info in a second...
     
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    Bosco - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    Heres the link to the boxcar pictures.http://freight.railfan.ca/wlo.html

    The WLO was setup by the Illinois Central Railroad in the 50's, if you noticed, some of the boxcars in the above link are painted in the Illinois Central Grey paint w/ WLO reporting marks. The Illinois Central no longer exists, it was bought by Canadian National a few years ago, which may explain why the cars were caught in Canada...
     
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    fr8otech - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    SLGG's a common place on Canadain Pacific lines. usually you'll see the brown high cubes, often mixed in with AOK and NOKL's; which are of similar size and colour
     
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    DankLordz - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    great, more bullshit going to canada. I for some reason though WLO had something to do with ohio, so I was crushing them whenever I could.
     
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    IRON WIZARD - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    thanks BOSCO that would explain why i have caught slgg' s as for south as florida .
    i have also caught wlo in florida as well
    the home rails info was one ? im glad you could answer thanks .



    as for INDENT you and me got the same info ...but thanks anyway

    FR8OTECH not 2 disagree but all my catches have been on a CN line with mainly ic, icg, cn ,cna , wlo, slgg, cvc, rbox, wccl,cv,gtw,kcs, bnsf and csx thats pretty much it. on the CP line cp , cpaa,srn,drgw,mp,rbox,sp,cnw,vcy,kcs,soo,ns,bar and cr but thats in my area. by the way we catch alot of the same fr8's

    DANKLORD keep crushing them the roll plus i ve caught you up on a few

    thanks for the input
     
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    FACTS:

    1. one of the cars was definately flicked at one of my spots.
    2. Im up on the other side of one of those.

    weird.
     
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    Bosco - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    Hey Danklordz your thinking of WLE, Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, which operates in West Virginia and Ohio...

    Theirs a lot of shortlines that own a whole fleet of boxcars that never even see their home rails. Some are like the Sidney and Lowe, their switching lines and bought up older cars from other railroads who had surplus cars, repainted them a standard color and applied new reporting marks and numbers, another example is the St. Mary's railroad, their reporting marks are "SM", you've probably seen them, they get crushed on the regular...I also live on a shortline, and I've seen pictures of their cars on the other side of the US, these are cars I've never seen before in their yard...Shortline cars travel more than most people think...
     
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    IRON WIZARD - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    ^^^^ more than one of mine
     
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    DankLordz - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    yo iron wizard, i dont usually flick my shit.. hit me up on the email and we'll maybe talk trades?
     
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    sober - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    yep. and they run on CN lines HEAVY also.
     
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    krowteN - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    yeah i got a spot that gets cuts of Hi-C's with those marks. and these: qgry, lw, cnw, cdac, the red cp with the beaver. oar's too sometimes. standards also mixed in but usually nothing exotic. just rbox and ns. i know they make a straight line to canada and/or the west coast.

    does anybody still see bar's consistently - (except those who live in bar territory) that same spot used to get bars by the dozen and all of a sudden the started getting hi cubes about 5 or 6 years ago.
     
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    porque - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    ...bosco...i heard the Saint mary's line was going under later this year and was actually on the auction block right now...i love those cars...
     
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    DankLordz - Replied Jan 22, 2004

    I see BAR cars semi frequently on csx mixed lines.. nothing more than 2 or 3 a line though.
     
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