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Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by paint trains, Jun 27, 2004.

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  1. paint trains

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    why

    Discussion started by paint trains - Jun 27, 2004

    I'm just wondering if any of you know why right near my house there is a parked coalie... no engine or anything, just about 3 carriages or so and around it is a big fence, and it isnt on any tracks...


    Any of you know why it is there?:confused:

    (if you are wondering what a coalie is)> http://perthtrains.nachohat.org/image/2310/

    i'm not sure how to post pictures yet... :confused:
     
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  2. und busboy

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    und busboy - Replied Jun 27, 2004

    Maybe the freights are sitting there awaiting repair. They were probablly taken off the tracks because they werent safe on them and fenced in so they might be protected against vandalism or any other damage..

    As far as posting images, just go to www.imgspot.com and upload your pics on there and copy and paste the url.
     
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  3. paint trains

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    paint trains - Replied Jun 27, 2004

    no the train was near no maintainence centers and the coalie was already painted on.
     
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    Really?! Doesnt seem to make much sense why they would be there.. I have no idea:eek:
     
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    SWX1994 - Replied Jun 27, 2004

    if im not mistaken, a coalie is what australian writers call coal cars.
    there is a small write up on "coalies" in the Spring 96 issue of steel wheels.

    i dont know about down under but in the us if a cut of cars is chillin somewhere without any tracks it usually means it is scrapped, but i have very rarely seen trains without tracks.
     
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    amish son - Replied Jun 27, 2004

    its a coal car who gives a fuck.....
     
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  7. paint trains

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    Re: Re: why

    well i went back there yesterday and it was on a one lane abandoned line, and i walked down it and the track kept going.. im not sure where it would end up :eek:
     
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    whats wrong with them?
     
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    IRON HEAD - Replied Jun 29, 2004

    It's probably a collectors... who knows and who cares... just dont paint it would be my advice
     
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  10. paint trains

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    paint trains - Replied Jun 30, 2004

    Nah they wouldnt be able to get a hold of one here..

    and why shouldnt i paint on it?
     
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    Re: Re: why

    funny.....

    i dont know where to start with this thread. my biggest problem is that you say these tracks are by your house, but you dont know where they go.....?
     
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  12. paint trains

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    paint trains - Replied Jul 1, 2004

    Re: Re: Re: why

    no.. i said that i have followed these tracks for awhile and i didnt know where it ended so didnt go as far as it went..........;)
     
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    nelACKson - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    if the car has been sitting for along time dont paint it. it probably means it wont be leaving any time soon and people will notice. painting trains that leave the yard the next day is ok because people who work around those cars probably wont notice if theyre painted or not from one day to the next....check the surface of the track, if theres a lot of rust developed on the top it probably means that lines abandoned and so is the car. if the track is shiney on top if may get some service but that still doesnt mean it will be leaving soon. keep an eye on it...and i dont know how it is in austrailia but i wouldnt be sweating a coal car either...unless its all you got....in that case do a fucking wholecar. seriously.
     
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    ballaboma - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    dude just suss it out ,paint with a diffrent word and get a flick and go home
     
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    paint trains - Replied Jul 9, 2004

    different word?? why? :confused:
     
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