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Chilled Express: instant classic

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Cracked Ass, May 10, 2004.

  1. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Man, these things are filling up fast. I have 15 so far, half of which are hurried crap because I'm willing to take a little extra risk to hit these. I redeemed the crap with a few nice pieces.
    These cars are going to be what the Solid Colds were in freight graff, a preferred surface due to flatness, white background, and great play. (In fact, they ARE the old Solid Colds, refurbished, so somewhere under the fresh paint, and your new piece, is probably some buffed history.) Some of the first few to be converted (it might be my imagination, but it seems like the ones with rivets down the side) already have that dirty, road-dusty look, the slow aging toward a beat-down off-white.
    Here's to a colorful future for this reefer fleet.
  2. goonstock

    goonstock Member

    Joined: Jul 19, 2002 Messages: 716 Likes Received: 0
    agreed. those things are beauties.
  3. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    We get like none of these around here , the only time i see one or two on a line is when theyre just too heaty to paint , or just stoppin by for an hour or so ....so i havent been able to hit one , nor do i envision it soon .
    On the bright side i hit my second ABOX over the weekend :yum:
    ( dont see them often either )

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    I agree with Cracked, these things are beauties!!!!!!!! I haven't been able to get one yet myself..I was seeing them rolling, but not at our usual paint spot..Guess what, they just started appearing there, and I'm scoping out a possible assault..Also, hey Cracked, I think I found that wine spot..remember?..Thanks bro, hope to see you and _ _ _ soon..
  5. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...most definately...i've only gotten one so far because they just don't come through here much...i can't wait to bag some more...
  6. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    yeah the chilled express's are pretty damned awesome. i got a few of them so far, i guess like 8 or 9, but i really want to get some of those white bnsf's with the icicles....
  7. HELEX

    HELEX Guest

    I wont lie or tell no bullshit!but i will say i have nothing but those white and gold refregerated upfe's in my yard all the time.Its just because where i live, we have a lot of produce in my area.I didnt know those whites were refurbished!if you notice they have all the refrigeration on the one side but it is actually on the outside, in which i belive the overall legth is longer. i have an estimated 1600 freight flicks of just upfe golds and whites!ever painted one?i got the flick!!this is no shit and the heads who know me will vouch for me!!!

    enjoy you golden oldies!!
  8. rob deer

    rob deer Guest


    IRON HEAD Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 13, 2003 Messages: 2,489 Likes Received: 0
    Chilled Express love...

    I didn' thtink these were that hard to come across... It's true what HELEX says i guess its where your from... I seen a bunch rolling but i've only hit 1:( ... But yeah those are beautiful.. But i still preffer BNSF icsicles..
  10. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32

    *tear* just what i need.

    ive seen a few of these, i saw a few being rolled through whats usually a layup spot, but it didnt stop, both sides were clean too. kinda depresing.
  11. Average White Railfan

    Average White Railfan Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2001 Messages: 1,120 Likes Received: 0
    i got an incomplete piece on one.
    we got raided so im a little sketched about them here.
    it will be a whie before i muster up the nads to go for them again.
  12. GucciHoochie

    GucciHoochie Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 497 Likes Received: 0
    They are not old sold colds, chilled express is a whole different design, you can climb inside where the motor is, you cant do that with old sold colds, old solid colds are just stamped UPFE i see them daily.
  13. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Wrong. There are a small number running with UPFE and BNFE marks. But the vast majority were herded together at a northwestern spot I will not name in 2001 and refurbished. That included cutting out the ends with the old refrigeration equipment and building in the new equipment. A lot of work, but UP probably decided the mass retrofit was cheaper than ordering a new fleet.
    Gold UPFEs are the next to go, some have been redone already and are coming out as white freshpaints with ARMN marks but retaining the old UPFE soft ridges.
  14. GucciHoochie

    GucciHoochie Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 497 Likes Received: 0
    ya well this is all old news to me, i been painting these trains for a couple years now.
  15. InnerCityRebel

    InnerCityRebel Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 19, 2002 Messages: 8,297 Likes Received: 117
    i see one or two of those baddies when i go to the bench spot.I do see alot of the gold UPFE's though.Also believe Helex i know he has a prime spot for both the whites and golds