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Western Fruit Express

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by T.T Boy, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    ok this may seem like a silly quiestion but i felt like asking it. i know youve seen these cars in either pics or in person, im wondering are these cars still being used? i used to see a ton of them back in about 96 or 97 and suddenly they just seemed to fall off. does anyone know the general area they are used in? did the company get bought out and they actually got repainted? also, is this an american company or canadian? im not too far from a bigger orchard type area and i expected that a few of these would pop up every now and then, but yet i havent seen a single one. any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Average White Railfan

    Average White Railfan Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2001 Messages: 1,120 Likes Received: 0
    yeah i still see a lot of those out here in the heart of dixie. no as much as the up reefers
     
  3. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    They are still running strong. Sounds like you lost whatever customer was in your area, either to trucks or a different freight route (or a different brand of reefers, if you still get reefers at all).
     
  4. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Oh, and WFE is the logo (Western Fruit Express) but the reporting marks are BNFE (green flats) or BNSF (red flats), so BNSF is the owner. (Unless Ese has obscure knowledge to the contrary.)
     
  5. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    he he...
    i caught a bnsf (red reefer) and bnfe not too long ago...
     
  6. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    hmmmmm i dont get reefers at all. i wonder what happened...... whos not getting the fruit anymore?
     
  7. Handjob

    Handjob Guest

    When I visit Kelowna, B.C., I see them. They're layed up in front of the Sun Rype juice factory. Its too bad they've got a security gaurd that pretty much sits on top of them...
     
  8. IHATEU

    IHATEU 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 30, 2000 Messages: 10,238 Likes Received: 330
    THEY ARE NOT ALL FLATS..some have suttle ridges like upfe's
     
  9. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    yea, i think the two that i caught both had small ridges..
     
  10. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Yes, I've done two of the red ridgies myself, BNSF marks...forgot about that.
     
  11. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    1. youre a lucky bastard..
    2. i could swear that bnfe had ridges too...ill have to double check the flick.
     
  12. yeah, some of the green ones have ridges too sir. theres is a second marking for the green ones i believe, ive gotten one or two, and ive been lucky when it comes to these cars until lately.
     
  13. STOLENGOODS

    STOLENGOODS New Jack

    Joined: Jan 6, 2002 Messages: 27 Likes Received: 0
    WFE

    Its funny this came up..
    We used to get a ton of them in 96-98
    they'd be mixed in with the UPFE's and other reefers..
    and then all of a sound they stopped for years..
    we used to talk about what happened to them...
    i remeber some people sayin they were old solid colds that were
    repainted.. but im not to sure if thats the case
    id say in the last 2 years ive seen 3 if that out in the northeast
     
  14. muthafuckinfatso

    muthafuckinfatso Member

    Joined: Mar 5, 2001 Messages: 476 Likes Received: 0
    yo i love these fucking cars and i will pass almost anything for the reef. wfe's are sweeeet. i beleive many of them are hanging out in my town and making a quick trip with minimal stops to northwest. i catch alot of dtc on them cars. man i miss these cars.
     
  15. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    get a few upfe's in the yard weekly...they keep them at the front of the yard though, so they are harder to paint with out getting caught. occassionally they put them in the back of the yard, but i have yet to paint one here....
     
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