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Start Flicking any UPFEs you can find!

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Ski Mask, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    cause they got some old pieces that may not be around much longer.
    here is why keeping up to speed with train news pays off:
    ----
    "Ol'Paint
    Letter:
    The Union Pacific reefer followed in "Got Carrots" [pages 78-85, November]
    looks like it came from the Scrap Yard! I hope the running gear was in better shape than the body. UP could have at least sandblasted and painted it. This is bad public relations for the railroad; it doesn't even look sanitary. Why not use RoadRailers or express reefers that can run at passenger train speeds and can actually compete with trucks?
    James L. Weaver, Roxbury, Conn.

    Trains Magazine Response:
    This car series, designated for carrot loading, is scheduled for rehabilitation, including fresh paint, according to Union Pacific's John Bromley.
    ---


    as you may remember the car they followed had a "Lisa" piece by mone on it. They've clung on long enough, but some of those old UPFEs are really looking fucking beat up. you know that eventually UP is gonna get around to putting fresh coats on them all. Those that arent scrapped that is (notice the amount of new reefers being made? start putting 2 and 2 together!). Keep that in mind if you run across any while benching.
     
  2. graf-freely!

    graf-freely! Member

    Joined: Nov 16, 2001 Messages: 556 Likes Received: 0
    I agree with you on the flicking part ,but thats just more room for us to destroy,and more of a chance to have our stuff roll around the country. sorry if i sound selfish.
     
  3. THE LAW

    THE LAW Guest

    nawwww....you just sound like like you have no interest or respect for history.

    a lot of the early NYC freight painters have been hitting upfe's since day one and there's many a historic piece on them.
     
  4. EL MASKO

    EL MASKO Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 4,733 Likes Received: 0
  5. imported_xhobox

    imported_xhobox Member

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 628 Likes Received: 0
    i saw that article on the train vs. trucks with the carrots... i'm just happy that i saw something someone else did... being a hermit isn't all it's cracked up to be....
     
  6. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    i get a couple upfe's on the regular....ill keep that in mind, good lookin out ese....
     
  7. and now you choke

    and now you choke Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2001 Messages: 2,558 Likes Received: 0
    those yellow UPFE reefers are the fucking jam.
     
  8. visualJAZZ

    visualJAZZ Member

    Joined: Jun 17, 2001 Messages: 417 Likes Received: 0
    i'm down with the history part of it, but considering how many people are hitting freights nowadays, this just means a lot more open pannels, since i dont see any up cars on the line near my town i wont be affected in the new cars, but when i go to the larger cities i look out for them. I know i'll see some when i go home for xmas!!!
     
  9. Beep

    Beep Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 15, 2001 Messages: 138 Likes Received: 0
    if you haven't done one yet, your missing out!! mine went cross country in less than a week( coast to coast)
     
  10. taper

    taper Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2000 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 0
    so we shouldnt paint the old ones? i guess painting new ones id more loial in this situation since one day in the future they will be in the same situation that theese are in now. hit some clean ones and make history as the nyc heads did.
     
  11. IHATEU

    IHATEU 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 30, 2000 Messages: 10,238 Likes Received: 330
    word...alot of history will be lost if this occours..upfe and sooline cary some of the best and oldest peices on the rails
     
  12. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    anyone here willing to make a trip to southern idaho? this goes out to those of you in Salt Lake City...your very close. things may be worse than previously thought....lots of UPFEs and solid colds are showing up at shops in unheard of numbers....it doesn't look good....
     
  13. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    I second what ese said. There are reports that almost ALL of the Solid Colds are being herded to Idaho. I can't find out why, but it's either scrapping or rehab, and rehab usually means repaint, so a lot of work may soon be lost.
     
  14. Average White Railfan

    Average White Railfan Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2001 Messages: 1,120 Likes Received: 0
    whens the last time anybody has seen something (old before 95) on a up reefer?
    not to change the subject but autoracks have a lot of old shit running.
    just today i saw two cha pieces on an auotrack from 1994
     
  15. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    caught a cavs/pure only got flix of the pure...had to be pre 95

    autoracks i alwys get old ba and west coast and even some canadian stuff....
     
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