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Help needed finding the Solid Cold reefer.

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by solidcold, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. solidcold

    solidcold Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 6, 2003 Messages: 118 Likes Received: 0
    I thought it may be a good idea to ask you all about the Solid Cold reefer since you are all located around the continent watching trains.

    Ok, I have been looking for the Solid Cold and even to know what happened to them. I already heard from many people that they turned into the Chilled Express but this is not for certain.

    1) Have any of you seen one lately? If so, do you have the reporting mark?
    2) Do you know where I could find one?

    I have been documenting these cars but it is quite hard to get information on them or to even find one. So if you know any info or can help any way it would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Oliver Clothesoff

    Oliver Clothesoff Banned

    Joined: Apr 12, 2003 Messages: 10,898 Likes Received: 158
    i seen one in a repair yard but its been there for a long time
  3. thebonefabric

    thebonefabric New Jack

    Joined: Apr 20, 2005 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 0
    not recently at all, but i got a hooded sweathshirt with on on the back, but its faded to hell
  4. B.anthracis

    B.anthracis Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 575 Likes Received: 0
    This isnt gonna help but I seen one roughly a year ago and I think it was stamped UPFE. It was dark so I maybe wrong.
  5. most of them are now ARMN chilled express reefers, as someone had already told you.
  6. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 622

    they are done and done buddy

    i haven't seen a solid cold
    in a solid two years plus
  7. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    i havent seen one since 97 when i painted it. there is one in tilford yard in atlanta ga - but its all rusted and fucked up. even the reporting marks are gone. ill catch a flik of it on my next flik run though.
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    someone posted a solid gold recently, cracked ass once explained the deal with those
  9. deathmetal.

    deathmetal. Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 250 Likes Received: 0
  10. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    thanks death...not as rusted as i thought, and yeah its not a refer either. sorry.
  11. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    The last Solid Cold I heard of went to DeSoto shops in Missouri and went offline, late 2003.
    Almost all of them were rehabbed into the new Chilled Express ARMNs as you heard.
    There may still be a couple of relics out there that escaped both scrapping and refurbishment. There is a precedent for some insulated cars and reefers (including Solid Golds and UP insulated flats) getting too beat down to run food or perishables anymore, but the car is structurally sound and passes inspection, so they use them for hauling bricks, lumber or other "thud" loads until they finally fall apart.
  12. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...got one a couple of years ago...it's retired now in the middle of a major east coast yard and you can usually see it from the amtrak...
  13. deathmetal.

    deathmetal. Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 250 Likes Received: 0
  14. taper

    taper Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2000 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 0
    my fav car of all time. i ALWAYS searched for them to paint but never got a chance. they used to have entire lines of them in this one yard. that was around the time they were getting pulled so imagine painting them would have just been a waste cause the would have probally only ran for about another week or so. best car ever imo
  15. southernnnnn

    southernnnnn Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2006 Messages: 5,282 Likes Received: 104
    hit one or two back in mid 90's. shit even the solid golds are becoming ghosts of the past!