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You shouldnt go around thinking that if you tape numbers you are ok with workers. Some workers arent gonna care one way or the other and are gonna try and bust you, some arent gonna give a shit as long as you dont get run over and stay the fuck out of their way.

 

There are spots where im at, that everyone knows about, and they paint over numbers, not just ld lmt, and wt lmt, but everything, blast everything they can find. Its ignorant and inconsiderate. Real freight writers, as i have found, generally, show some consideration to things like that. I tape as much as I can, or dodge if i have to. but, for spots, i hate it when people who are big bombers or something want to start freights, go over as much as they can.

 

Cracked is right, if you going over numbers at my spot, im going to have to have a talk with you.

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i have been saying im gonna tape the numbers for months, but NEVER remember to take any tape out with me, but i think ive got into habit, whenever i look at a freight i instantly think where is the biggest space i can paint between the numbers, and havnt covered a number (apart from w/c) in about a year.

 

Ive also tried that writing the numbers above thing, but the workers usually ignore them and if there not where they should be then ,they sure will be soon.

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Originally posted by midas_ups@Nov 16 2005, 06:20 AM

i have been saying im gonna tape the numbers for months, but NEVER remember to take any tape out with me, but i think ive got into habit, whenever i look at a freight i instantly think where is the biggest space i can paint between the numbers, and havnt covered a number (apart from w/c) in about a year.

 

Ive also tried that writing the numbers above thing, but the workers usually ignore them and if there not where they should be then ,they sure will be soon.

 

I think they ignore them because you could have changed them, there is no real trust in you of course cause you are a criminal. but whatever.

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Originally posted by DJSupreeme@Nov 2 2005, 11:02 PM

if your so worried about it, why dont you just re-write the numbers on top or somthing.

Would you believe a graffiti writer if he wrote the numbers back? It could have been changed or anything. We arent the most trustworthy people around in their eyes, well, we really arent anyways.

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Taped trains run longer thats a fact!!!

Why waste all that paint & risk your freedom to have your shit buffed cause you didnt tape or go around the numbers?? kind of scenseless to me..

What really happens: its not the Rail workers not being able to read the car, They just look down at the wheels to get the cars tracing number where they are stencilled in plain view on the trucks....

The culprit is the customer, Rejecting the empty car because they cant read the Load weight limits! In some cases, the customer rejects the car because they don't want their goods travelling In a damaged looking piece of shit railcars with paint all over it....

I even heard of companies rejecting cars because it made their business look bad layed up on the outside of the building with a car painted up top 2 bottom..This is what Pisses railroads off because now they have to send a train crew to come pull that car out of service & bring a clean new one in.. Sending this much needed car due to shortage of cars to the "home shop repairs" track. (it all boils down to is lost car revenue dollars for the Railroad= thousands of lost man hours too )

 

On another note peep this:

http://www.cordovabaystation.ca/newsCdn/2006/06012704.htm

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<<Would you believe a graffiti writer if he wrote the numbers back? It could have been changed or anything.>>

 

Unfortunately I've seen several instances where writers attempted to rewrite the numbers above and actually forgot one or more numbers in the process. It's most likely federal law to have officially stamped reporting marks and numbers, so the rewrite never suffices. I pretty much never take flix of pieces when the writer blasted the numbers, no matter who it is, it is an action that is completely self-defeating to our culture. The only exception I make may be for a flic of a wholecar on occasion.

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Originally posted by fr8rokr@Jun 8 2005, 07:01 PM

so lately ive been duct taping the numbers, piecing, taking a flick, and then leaving the tape on thinking that it will run for a while with the tape still on, i imagine that any worker would pull the tape off before wasting effort on the buff, not sure if this is effective but has anyone else tried this?, i know i could pull the tape off myself but i know and most of you know a piece looks better without square blocks of numbers throughout it and the longer it runs with the tape on the better

 

 

if you take the tape off they will not buff it becouse they see the box and say its already been fixed

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true.. im for the flick.. i like gettin benched and all that shyt, but once it leaves the yard i dont really care wat happens to it b-cuz im not going to see alot of them ever again anyways.. and i frankly cold giva rats ass wat it looks like by the time it gets to u....i dont no u....who cares wat u think.......iv seen my stuff stamped before.......i think its kinda cool somtimes.. i dont pay for paint..nor to i spend hours on my pieces..so i dont find it as a waste....but if ur that worried about it.. why dont u jus try painting left of the #'s... :yuck:

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