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Where did all the GVSR's go?

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by WAKER, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. WAKER

    WAKER New Jack

    Joined: Sep 4, 2002 Messages: 14 Likes Received: 0
    ANY OF YOU GUYS HAVE SPOTS WHERE THEY LAY UP ALOT OF GVSR FLATS? I HAVE TWO, AND THE USUAL 5-15 HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 1-2...... ALSO THE LAST TIME I WAS I AT THE ********* LAYUP IN *** WHERE THERE IS USUALLY 20 OR MORE (USUALLY EXCEPTIONAL BENCHING) IT WAS TOTTALY VOID OF THE PRIZED GOLDEN WEST FLATS... ALSO ANTHER SPOT I ALLWAYS BENCH IN **** WHERE I COULD USUALLY CASH A 24 ROLL OF FILM STRICTLY ON GVSR'S IS THE SAME WAY.. ONLY A COUPLE HERE AND THERE... TO BE HONEST, I WOULD RATHER HAVE THEM AROUND TO FLICK THOSE CRAZY 93' PEICES THAT ARE STILL RUNNING AND SHIT, THEN TO BE ABLE TO PAINT THEM... I GREW UP ON THOSE FUCKERS AND JUST LOVE TO SEE OLD SHIT....

    SO WHERE DID THEY GO?

    ANYBODY?


    ***if you've been around since 93, then you should know better than to fucking post spots on the internet. -seeking ***
     
  2. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    ive noticed for the past few years, customers drying up with freight shipments in a good amount of our spots this time of year. shit usually comes back when the weather starts to get colder. like sept. these are spots that get golden west flats, Upfe reefers, the new chilled express ups reefers and gvsr reefers. it has to do with food being in season, in my area.
     
  3. CRUSH KILL DESTROY

    CRUSH KILL DESTROY Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2001 Messages: 7,216 Likes Received: 1
    hahaha angel of death i like your quote, i hate em all too..as far as the gvsr's i havent really noticed a big change in quantity in my area, graffwise still alot of older faded stuff on them usually 97ish stuff.
     
  4. rob deer

    rob deer Guest

    they're all up north come and get em.
     
  5. $$$$$$$$$$$$

    $$$$$$$$$$$$ Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 28, 2003 Messages: 112 Likes Received: 0
    they are all over the west coast where they should stay! infact i did one last week that was clean, i didnt even have to go over some toy.
     
  6. CRUSH KILL DESTROY

    CRUSH KILL DESTROY Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2001 Messages: 7,216 Likes Received: 1

    i dont get it, you rock a piece on one and you want it to stay near you, if i was you i would want them to travel to the east, west, south, canada etc. the farther the better, hey but thats just me i guess your into staring at your own stuff over and over again.
     
  7. Hank Parker

    Hank Parker Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 17, 2002 Messages: 1,902 Likes Received: 0
    I think they should stay on the west cause alot of them are covered w/trash and they get dissed alot. I don't know, but that's my personal opinion. When ever I see a GVSR there's always bullshit all over it. :eek:
     
  8. nvOne

    nvOne Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2002 Messages: 355 Likes Received: 0
    I've been catching plenty of gvsr flats as usual.
    Maybe some company in your area that used to get lots of them stopped shipping by rail Jebus..who knows?
     
  9. Bosco

    Bosco Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 317 Likes Received: 0
    Due to the economy alot of tonnage is down, the peak shipping is at the end of quarters for many industries and during the summer depending on the type of commodity. Due to the "merger madness" over the past few years with UP/SP and CSX/NS/Conrail alot of former railshippers have lost faith in railroads and switched to the trucking industry.

    Enjoy the boxcars while their here, the boxcar of the future is the 53 foot container. Also a lot of American manufacturing companies have moved plants to other parts of the world where labor is cheaper, eliminating rail service at their old US plants, now those same goods that would travel by boxcar from a plant in Dallas TX to a distribution center in Pittsburgh PA, come in 40 foot international containers from China into a western port and roll out doublestack style.
     
  10. $$$$$$$$$$$$

    $$$$$$$$$$$$ Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 28, 2003 Messages: 112 Likes Received: 0
    golden WEST, WEST, WEST!!!
     
  11. Hank Parker

    Hank Parker Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 17, 2002 Messages: 1,902 Likes Received: 0
    No shit man! Fuck Hanjin! Fuck Cosco! Fuck China Shipping! Fuck all those 40 foot pieces of shit. Fuck intermodals in general.
    I threw an "I got SARS" under a hand I did on one of those chinese containers w/the aligators.
    Set fire to the intermodal hubs of america.
     
  12. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    i had a spot that laid up a couple of galviston flats, but the last few times all they had was bnsf's. bosco got it right. i think its the economy more than anything. ive seen 3 of my box car spots dry up in the last 2 years.

    yeah the box car will always be around - in limited supply though. the plain truth is you cant haul recycled paper and beer kegs in an intermodal container. and since recycle is the wave of the future - well its the current wave also - recycled paper is hauled by the mega-ton in boxcars. if boxcars were disappearing then the wouldnt still be building new ones. i got up close and personal with some that were built (not reblt) 6-03. yeah we won't see them as much as we used to or would like to, but they will always be around. but hoppers, tanks, gons 90' auto parts carriers and holyrollers as well as other bulk freight cars will be a lot more prevaiant, but the standard 50' and 50' high cube will be with us a lot longer than you may think.

    or at least thats my un-educated guess.
     
  13. Bosco

    Bosco Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 317 Likes Received: 0
    ^^Good point on the heavy tonnage that boxcars are ideal for, I didn't really take that into consideration. Also, with the large number of boxcars in service, (and coming of the assembly lines) it would be pointless to stop using them. Thats alot of work for Railroad Scrappers.

    You know you stay with ideas that work, and the boxcar was the best idea ever since the steam locomotive!

    I was thinking about those GVSR flats, are their weight limits close to those of boxcars fresh from the plants today? Like those new Railboxes or CP's beaver logo boxes? Also since GVSR's are flat their retaining posts are in the interior as opposed to the exterior as used on exterior ribbed boxcars. Exterior ribbed boxcars are less likely to damage freight during transportation and the unloading/loading process. So maybe shippers have requested newer or rebuilt boxcars with increased load limits and less likely to damage freight. Shippers make more money with a boxcar that is filled high 'n tight as opposed to one that is half filled.
     
  14. otto dix

    otto dix Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 22, 2001 Messages: 5,321 Likes Received: 4
    hahaha, angel of death...im with crush kill... fuck osama, fuck sadam, fuck their kids, fuck hillary, kill em all...too bad for homeboy he lost his gvsr's.
     
  15. Sorc bcj

    Sorc bcj Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2001 Messages: 267 Likes Received: 0
    yellow and roadway, the #1 and #2 freight movers in the trucking industry, are in the process of merging which could possibly mean some corporations will break contracts and sign back to railroad shipping. this is probably very unlikely but it's possible. recently a spot near me, that has shipped solely by truck for the past 5 years, has been stacked with gvsr flats....granted i know nothing about the shipping industry, don't read up on freight trains, and am generally speaking out of my ass right now....i like to hope.
     
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