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Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by nocomply, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. nocomply

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    tbox...

    Discussion started by nocomply - Jul 30, 2003

    well, i saw my first one..i like railboxes better i think...are these going to replace all railboxeS?..will railgons become tgons?!!
     
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  2. rob deer

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    rob deer - Replied Jul 30, 2003

    yeah I done seen one it was only 2 months old? pretty neat. and while were at it, what's the diffrence between an Abox and a regular rbox? is it just the door?
     
  3. Dick Quickwood

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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Jul 30, 2003

    is tbox new ? what about abox ?
     
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  4. mosluggo

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    mosluggo - Replied Jul 30, 2003

    Tbox's are swwweeet..Have yet to catch a painted one. Or streak even. It looks like they spread the numbers out pretty well..Arcel, yeah they're new. And pretty F****n big too.
     
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  5. Dick Quickwood

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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Jul 31, 2003

    for some reason im thinking ttx owns railbox, do they also own a and t box ?
     
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  6. coolname

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    coolname - Replied Jul 31, 2003

    TBOX is owned by TTX but I'm not sure about the rest of Railboxes or A boxes. Maybe they just bought them out, although almost all, if not all, autoracks are owned by TTX and they get shipped like a floating fleet just like Railbox...whoever needs em they ship the rolling stock to them. As far as Railgons go, I see that CSX buys out alot of Railgons, but once in a while I still see a GONX....

    Peace...
     
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  7. Cracked Ass

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    Cracked Ass - Replied Jul 31, 2003

    TTX owns autoracks, intermodals, RBOX, TBOX, ABOX, rail gons, etc. They are pooled cars, meaning they have no set route or regular customers, they just get grabbed by the next nearby customer who needs em.
    As with any fleet, some of these cars have been sold off at times to other railroads and restamped, so you'll see Railboxes marked BN, MRL, etc. or ABOXes that now read CNA.
    The fact that autoracks and intermodals have BNSF, UP or other paint schemes is a different story that I'm not sure about. I believe Ese knows. Whatever the case, I'm pretty sure autoracks and intermodals are pool cars regardless of what company's paint scheme they bear.
     
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  8. Hank Parker

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    Hank Parker - Replied Jul 31, 2003

    I know a TBOX that's about to get painted tonight. :crazy:
     
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  9. Southern kid

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    Southern kid - Replied Aug 2, 2003

    The ones I saw looked nasty and mean. Tall, bitch ridges, and better options around.
     
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    king kong - Replied Aug 2, 2003

    damn im sleepy
     
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  11. rob deer

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    rob deer - Replied Aug 22, 2003

    quote:
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    Originally posted by BIGMETALCIRCUS
    round here we call em crushedifseen.
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  12. Ski Mask

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    Ski Mask - Replied Aug 22, 2003

    Correct. there are obviously privately held autoracks (ATSF and CPAA pegboards, all those new automaxes, etc.) but the generic all-purpose autoracks are usually pool run ttx ones.

    The whole paintjob thing is a little more involved. The amount of cars with each paint job is dependant on how much funding each railroad provides to ttx. I think they also have some limited "booking" rights over those cars, however seldom used. You'll notice that most cars have some kind of serial number identifier in addition to the reporting marks, usually tied to the same railroad as the car is painted for.
     
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  13. T E A S E R

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    T E A S E R - Replied Aug 24, 2003

    why do autoracks have the holes in the side of them?

    so the cars dont get super hot inside or what?
     
  14. fr8yardjunky

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    fr8yardjunky - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    i recently had the chance to paint one . not my 1st choice but ya got to get at least one
     
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  15. kwAz

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    kwAz - Replied Sep 5, 2003

    man gotta love those tbox's im out checking all my spots the other day
    and i roll to a spot that rarely has anything decent to paint. but as it turns out there's not one but 2 brand new tbox's blingin...
    almost shit my pants. i think there better then railbox's

    just thought id share that
     
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