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HOW OFTEN DO FREIGHTS GET SERVICED?

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by TenSent, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. TenSent

    TenSent Guest

    DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE AVERAGE TIME A PIECE ON A BOXCAR WILL RUN?
     
  2. 87centHitMan

    87centHitMan Guest

    well, I really have no idea, but i think that they should run indefinitely unless you painted over the numbers, then you'll have a nice little square box over your piece...I really don't see buffed cars all too often, but maybe all the clean cars are really buffed cars? You never know. They could have some nice buffing crew for the cars. Good question.
     
  3. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    it depends almost purely on luck and if you paint the numbers . some fr8s might run a few days , others ive seen are 20 years old . you never know .
    this belongs in trainspotting .
     
  4. jeff123456

    jeff123456 Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 273 Likes Received: 0
    fuck ive seen piece's and shit on freights that look so fucking old.. most freights run for a very very very long time.. probably longer then u will be writing for
     
  5. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    Ask Mr. Cracked

    This seems like a rail wizard question to me.
     
  6. d-town_bomber

    d-town_bomber Veteran Member

    Joined: May 20, 2001 Messages: 7,032 Likes Received: 2
  7. imported_joewelcome

    imported_joewelcome Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 11, 2001 Messages: 1,690 Likes Received: 6
    i'm glad you used the word "serviced" because that could mean one of several things. there's 'rebuilt' which is neatly displayed next to the built date in or near the black box.. i've seen plenty of cars rebuilt 25 years or so after the build date, and there's probably as many cars from 65 or 70 that haven't been rebuilt. painted? there's so many different ways for them to repaint cars- check out www.nothingbutfreights.com. under 'reading' they have a great 'guide to the buff' that explains this very well. a well-deserved plug.

    also, who knows what might happen to any one of the thousands of cars out there- i found a 1995 short hopper the other day with the "return for repair" card on it for some derail problem. every wheel was chocked as if the brakes are busted. also some ancient local cars were headed back to the home shops for door repair.

    i guess it's always different, you never know.
     
  8. SayOne

    SayOne Guest

    wheres cracked at?
     
  9. i don't think you need to worry about it. i catch your freights all the time.
     
  10. SPFlatty

    SPFlatty Guest

    the buff's not the problem, it's people going over your shit you gotta worry about...
     
  11. alabama

    alabama Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 618 Likes Received: 0
    id say, just like everybody else, it depends on luck....but here lately ive seen a lot of cars buffed...not just hoppers or railboxes either....im not sure if the railroads are pulling them off the lines and buffing em when they get serviced or what....i''d also say a lot of it depends on the companys that own railcars....who knows???
     
  12. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Check the link joewelcome posted, where Ese nails it down. In a nutshell freights can run a long time, unless you paint over the numbers which will be stamped sooner or later, often sooner. Shit can run for so long the paint fades and falls off.
    Car type and car owner are factors. Tankers (especially Procor and other hazmats) tend to get buffed quicker. Some hoppers get buffed on a hard to figure out haphazard system. Wisconsin Central is known for buffing their cars, and Cryo-Trans often get washed even if you stay off the numbers. Railboxes were undergoing a big fleet repaint but that seems to have slowed down. A lot of boxcars get left alone for many years.
     
  13. toyeraser

    toyeraser Guest

    depends on the company

    whether or not your piece gets buffed on a train depends a great deal on what kind of train its on. i won't drop a dime on which ones i know run, because i want all those for myself. but more or less keep in mind that if you see some freshly buffed trains or other people's pieces buffed on certain companies trains, then don't paint those ones. but if you see a 10 year old piece on a train, try to paint ones like it when you can catch them slippin. and stay the fuck out of the yards i paint or i'll cross out all your shit and write "toy" in it 20 times. :mad:
     
  14. CRUSH KILL DESTROY

    CRUSH KILL DESTROY Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2001 Messages: 7,216 Likes Received: 1
    agr are doing a big repaint right now...its a shame too because they are painting over some vintage railcars....fglk boxcars are getting buffed with the brightest yellow and orange,, only in spots however ,shit is repulsive to look at....
     
  15. rOks RsKcrew

    rOks RsKcrew New Jack

    Joined: Jun 20, 2002 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    FUK FRIEGHTS GET SERVICED AFTER FUKIN YONKS I KNOW WRITERS HOOV DUN PEICES ON FRIEGHTS LIKE 9 YEARS AGO AND THERE STIL THER I DID 1 2 YEARS AGO AND IT STIL THERE SO FREIGHTS ARE ALLL GOOD BUT FUK THE AMOUNT OF TOY SHIT ON THEM!
     
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