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EEC Invasion

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Ski Mask, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    so who's getting these in mass numbers now?
    EEC is the East Erie Commercial Railroad, and any railfan diggin will turn up batches of photos of EEC cars in VA, PA, eastern canada, all over the east coast basically. But it seems like I'm seeing an assload of these things (mostly the old re-stamped hoppers they've bought) out west now, and they're popping up in metal heads painted by west coasters.
    any one else seeing this trend?
    I hit a nice EEC 50' box a month ago cause I didnt recognize the marks and it only had 3 numbers (thats your shortline giveaway right there), and would probably go somewhere weird. now I see these EEC hoppers everywhere. It must be a super budget operation, cause they're buying old Miluakee Road hoppers, old grain Co-Op hoppers. everything is rusted to shit with that small little EEC stamp looking brand new.
    holler if you see them...
     
  2. hobo knife

    hobo knife Junior Member

    Joined: May 30, 2004 Messages: 219 Likes Received: 0
    all I know is that I've been getting freshly painted brown EEC boxes layed up regularly here down south. They started showing up about a year ago.

    ...none of them are stamped they're just fresh paint jobs. Never seen EEC hoppers though... sorry not much useful info there but hey...
     
  3. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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  4. amish son

    amish son Senior Member

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    are you talking about EEC boxcars?

    im catching a shitload of those. never seen EEC hoppers/grainers though, and i get a shit load of them...
     
  5. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    i have been seeing the box cars, i will be on some before long. but not the hoppers, and yes they did seem to just pop out of thin air.
     
  6. Ident

    Ident Member

    Joined: Apr 21, 2003 Messages: 611 Likes Received: 0
    never seen any 'round here...
    'round here?
    'round here!
     
  7. Arekshun

    Arekshun Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2003 Messages: 1,319 Likes Received: 4
    We've been getting the repainted eec boxcars for about a year or so..But I've seen restamped cars rolling,and yes even on the west coast.These cars must be geting around.Yeah the repainted ones be all glossy and shinny .....Never seen no other car from them ???
     
  8. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...about a year ago the newly repainted brownish red ones started popping up...all with three digit numbers...now we're seeing tons of restamped ones...these all have had four and now five digit stamps...i think they're not repainting them now to save money...but it definately feels like someone dumped a ton of money into this shortline to expand it...seen a few of the hoppers roll through but not as many...

    ...hitting these things has been a consistent treat around here...
     
  9. ghostvandal

    ghostvandal Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    only did one eec when i was out of town about a month and a half ago. I havent seen anything on the eastcoast since then..
     
  10. TURBO DOG

    TURBO DOG Member

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002 Messages: 404 Likes Received: 0
    EEC 666

    i almost painted and EEC with the reporting marks was EEC 666...but i ended up having to jet out...we been catching a lot of these out by the gulf coast!!
     
  11. Arekshun

    Arekshun Senior Member

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    Yeah seen a re-stamp today..some green car.stamped eec...Most of the one's around here,be fresh burgandy repainted ones...
     
  12. cheesecurd

    cheesecurd Guest

    i get an ass load of eec hoppers, up here they're mixed in with all the cp/cefx/etc... hoppers. they even got intermodals i think. watch your back or eec will own you next. the boxes seem to be pooled around like rail boxes, with teh same shit in em even.
     
  13. TURBO DOG

    TURBO DOG Member

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002 Messages: 404 Likes Received: 0
    eec

    i have only seen an eec hopper once or twice..but now that i think of it i have been seeing these more and more lately...you know..i think they are like some new thing!! same thing happened with MDR's like not too long ago...they were all over...seems the same with these cars!!
     
  14. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    I'd gladly take more of the boxes if I could find them. I've seen only once since I painted the first one. But I was out today and the hopper invasion continues. It should spread slowly to the rest of the continent, I guess we're seeing them in such great numbers here because we are a major pacific grain port. but honestly....must be a tight budget. it seemed like as I watched the line, any broke ass car I saw in the distance turned out to be a EEC as it passed. old paint jobs. assload of rust on the car. should be intresting to see what kind of circulation these things get.
     
  15. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...i think we are definately seeing a budgeted rehaul...even the shiny burgundy ones are just old busted cars...you can tell up close because the sides are bent out and deformed from years of abuse...all of the ones i saw had build dates in the 70's as well...the thing i'm worried about with the re-stamped ones is that they're going to get re-painted soon...
     
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