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pARDON MY iGNORANCE BUT...

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Gunm, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. Gunm

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    pARDON MY iGNORANCE BUT...

    Discussion started by Gunm - Aug 11, 2004

    Since i get around trains so much, where is there an official resource/pictography I can get hooked up with for the following:

    1. Names for all the different cars

    2. Meanings of the numbers printed on the sides of the boxcars

    3. What all those little labels in the plastic baggies are

    4. Why there's little squares of wood bolted to the sides sometimes

    5. Signal switches

    anything else train train related. I figure it was time to learn something about the very things I'm always taking pictures of.
     
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  2. fr8otech

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    fr8otech - Replied Aug 11, 2004

    There really is no ONE list which I've found that has everything listed for codes of the freights. Yes, there are many and people will link you to some, but not one will have everything. Best bet is to search for each code as it comes across your path. A simple search for 'rail codes' or anything along those lines gives you lots.

    The various numbers are different. You got Load limits and dimensions, along with the black box, which contain the build date, and sometimes the rebuild dates.

    plastic bags usually contain instructions of what to do with spills or any problem with loads.

    The wood is basically a bulletin board. There you will see things like 'unload this side only' and things like that.

    Signals are all different. Sometimes you can tell when a inbound or out bound train is approaching and what line it's taking. Other times, they're used solely for clearance.

    http://freight.railfan.ca/index.html

    this site is great. One of my favorites.
     
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  3. crave

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    crave - Replied Aug 11, 2004

    that website is awesome.

    thanks.
     
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    beer me - Replied Aug 12, 2004

    That site is good.. its the one i always use for information on cars i find...
    You beat me to posting the link.. ya bastid.........
     
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    fr8otech - Replied Aug 12, 2004

    Nothing beats getting posted on that site
     
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    crave - Replied Aug 12, 2004

    do you have any suggestions for other sites of that caliber?

    i went to the links section and tried to find a few but no success.
     
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    SWX1994 - Replied Aug 13, 2004

    not to be a dick, but you will value the information you seek a lot more if you figure it out on your own.
     
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    FR8HOUND - Replied Aug 15, 2004

    The world is a vast place to discover, open your mind, be free little grasshopper, and breathe in the knowledge, that lies before you''
     
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    Bellbeefer - Replied Aug 16, 2004

    .
     
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    wacytabacy - Replied Sep 1, 2004

    uhhhhhhhhh huh!
     
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    type R - Replied Sep 1, 2004

    please stop polluting these threads.
     
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