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Kansas City Southern's Fate?

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by imported_xhobox, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. imported_xhobox

    imported_xhobox Member

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 628 Likes Received: 0
    the yard that i painted my first boxcar was apparently owned by KCS... but since then it hasn't had much action... mostly now it's a layup for coal hoppers and there hasn't been anything worth painting in that yard for a really long time... i know that alot of the cars that i hit go through this yard to get to the main UP line and most of what i paint now is UP... but as i walked past i saw a for sale sign by the road infront of the yard that said "Kansas City Southern RR for sale" it also had the achorage on it too... does anyone know if any company has been buying up KCS? i don't think that they will trash that yard because it's the only way freights get to that main UP line from their layups...
     
  2. BIG T

    BIG T Member

    Joined: Sep 20, 2000 Messages: 976 Likes Received: 2
    Paint the frickin coalcars... those things move around alot more than people think... i mean shit everyone nees coal for power and such... and its got to get there somehow, not everywhere has its own coal...:idea:
     
  3. usedtolove

    usedtolove Guest

    coal cars are great..paint them..one of the easiest to paint
     
  4. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    KCS isnt up for sale. just like all other major railroads, KCS has lots of realestate to sell. KCS probably decided that whatever land near that layup they own wasnt going to be needed for any development (maybe traffic sources in the area are closing up) so they wanna sell it off.
    It sounds like your layup has probably lost whatever customer the boxcars were going to, and is now just laying up coalcars for a UP customer on their lines. The shipments probably come from a customer on UP who ships to a customer on KCS. Most of the trip would be on UP, and they have the equipment, but for the last short leg of the trip its gotta go over KCS trackage. simple as that...
     
  5. imported_xhobox

    imported_xhobox Member

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 628 Likes Received: 0
    hmmm... thanks ese for actually answering my question... it looks like they are taking apart the yard... i don't think they will be using it anymore... i'm sure that track will still run through though... i was just hoping maybe someone knew about companies maybe buying yards and bringing in new traffic... it's sad to see a yard like that go... oh well... thanks again...

    and to the rest of you... fuck you, i'll paint what i want to paint...
     
  6. EL MASKO

    EL MASKO Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 4,733 Likes Received: 0
    I hope they never sell out. A majority of my freights this year were KCS.
     
  7. I_Love_Freights

    I_Love_Freights New Jack

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    We don't get many KCS cars out this way. When we do its a real treat. I've hit a few of those accordian married couple autoracks that they have in service. The nice big white ones.. Awesome cars! Its like painting a subway car or something, so smooth, and they're HUGE!
     
  8. EL MASKO

    EL MASKO Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 4,733 Likes Received: 0
    Articulated autoracks. I've been getting a lot of flat orange & white CRYO-TRANS reefers in my way.
     
  9. I_Love_Freights

    I_Love_Freights New Jack

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    The only reefer cars I have ever hit have been BNSF service. Maybe ATSF actually. Burgandy ones..
     
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