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Wanted: Cotton Belt Engine flix...

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Bosco, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Bosco

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    Wanted: Cotton Belt Engine flix...

    Discussion started by Bosco - Aug 26, 2003

    Well, I don't live in the West, although I used to live on the St. Louis Southwestern (AKA Cotton Belt) mainline in a small town in Texas, but Im looking for some Cotton Belt engine flix(black paintscheme w/ red on the front and rear nose, white lettering) , mainly side flix or at a slight angle. I've developed an interest for this fallen flag, once UP gobbled up SP and affiliated SSW, and trying to get my hands on some hard copy pictures. Im willing to trade railfan flix from the South or whatever, any help is appreciated. Feel free to post here or email me.
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Aug 26, 2003

    go to http://www.railarc.org and in the field marked "Reporting Marks" put "SSW" and click search. should get you a assload of photos.
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Aug 26, 2003

    shit, didnt read that all first. cant help you on real flix.
     
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  4. Bosco

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    Bosco - Replied Aug 26, 2003

    thats straight, Im still gonna check it out...
     
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    krowteN - Replied Aug 26, 2003

    i got a cotton belt engine flik. it has an ocho and dream piece on it from 89. it aint for tradin though, just for lookin at. remind me and ill try and bring it to the bench this weekend.

    hollar at a player!
     
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    i think i can help you greatly. theres a line of engines on the exterior of my main yard. the line leaves and comes back and moves around often. as soon as i see it again i'll grab a couple of em for you...i know theres an old sp cotton belt there now...i'll let you know when i get it...
     
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    Bosco - Replied Aug 28, 2003

    Thanks for looking into getting some flix for me SPflatty, have the Cotton Belt units in your yard been downgraded to switching the yard? I guess UP felt they couldn't spare the yellow paint for em...keep me posted if you catch em.

    ZedisDed, sounds like a catch, I dunno if you heard but we caught some interesting stuff rolling last Sat, I'll drop you an email.
     
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    SPFlatty - Replied Aug 28, 2003

    all thats there right now is a reg sp old school unit. the cotton belts arent runnin, they're all grimed out, its awesome. just gotta wait till they move em back...this yard has no rhyme or reason...i'll mail you when i get em...
     
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    Bosco - Replied Aug 28, 2003

    alright, thanks in advance.
     
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    nvOne - Replied Aug 29, 2003

    I have a few. email me.. im trying to email you but these library computers are being shitty right now
     
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    Bosco - Replied Aug 29, 2003

    I just emailed you
     
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