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

  1. nocomply

    nocomply Member

    Joined: Aug 25, 2000 Messages: 879 Likes Received: 6
    well, i saw my first one..i like railboxes better i think...are these going to replace all railboxeS?..will railgons become tgons?!!
     
  2. rob deer

    rob deer Guest

    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

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    is tbox new ? what about abox ?
     
  4. mosluggo

    mosluggo Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 24, 2001 Messages: 3,609 Likes Received: 131
    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.
     
  5. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    for some reason im thinking ttx owns railbox, do they also own a and t box ?
     
  6. coolname

    coolname Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 617 Likes Received: 18
    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...
     
  7. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    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.
     
  8. Hank Parker

    Hank Parker Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 17, 2002 Messages: 1,902 Likes Received: 0
    I know a TBOX that's about to get painted tonight. :crazy:
     
  9. Southern kid

    Southern kid Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2000 Messages: 3,965 Likes Received: 0
    The ones I saw looked nasty and mean. Tall, bitch ridges, and better options around.
     
  10. king kong

    king kong Banned

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 2,292 Likes Received: 0
  11. rob deer

    rob deer Guest

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

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    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.
     
  13. T E A S E R

    T E A S E R Guest

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

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

    fr8yardjunky Member

    Joined: Jun 22, 2002 Messages: 810 Likes Received: 0
    i recently had the chance to paint one . not my 1st choice but ya got to get at least one
     
  15. kwAz

    kwAz Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003 Messages: 221 Likes Received: 0
    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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