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« Reply #40 on: May 17th, 2005, 6:24pm »
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How's this for most unusual "car" ?
 



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« Reply #41 on: May 17th, 2005, 11:02pm »
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Nice one toddsyr.  Welcome to the Forums.   Dig around the Forums and you will find several other unique hirails.
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« Reply #42 on: May 18th, 2005, 12:18am »
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Thanks for the welcome Chessiemike. Believe me, I'm checking around for all kinds of stuff here ! Lotsa good stuff here. Info & Pics !! Great website folks.

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« Reply #43 on: May 19th, 2005, 12:20pm »
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No scanner, and am not sure where the slides are in any case, but have some of an F-40 (cowl unit) converted into a rail welding car. PArt of a train with sleepers for the crew behind and such.
 
One of the more unusual cars is the big tank car - used span-bolster trucks, one a three axle Buckeye, the other a two axle Bettendorf, at each end. Very long (85 feet, i think), dropped center. Have several shots taken on SP (now UP) at Lufkin, TX in the yard there.
 
Was visiting (went to see the 8th AF Museum) Barksdale AFB several years ago, and saw one of the mobile simulators on a siding near one of the gates. Since Barksdale flew BUFFs, expect that it was for the B-52.


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« Reply #44 on: May 24th, 2007, 2:40pm »
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on Apr 14th, 2005, 5:39pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey dustymars, any chance of a pic or drawing of the inside of one of them thar simulators? †Does the Air Force have any info they would be willing to share?
CHESSIEMIKE

 
did you ever find photos that you ask about?
 
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« Reply #45 on: May 24th, 2007, 4:35pm »
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Can't tell from the picture, but what sort of trucks was that thing fitted with? At 520K lbs loaded, it would be a LOT heavier than most things. Even the heaviest of heavy-weight passenger cars (like Ferdinand Magellan after it was armored up for FDR).
 
If I can find it, i have a picture on one of the big (really big) jumbo tank cars with thw span-bolster dual trucks at each end. IIRC, the one i saw and photographed had one six wheel (Buckeye) and one four wheel (Bettendorf-type) truck connected by a  span-bolster at each end.  Around 85 feet long, bulged to max loading gauge and pretty impressive.


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« Reply #46 on: May 24th, 2007, 5:37pm »
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The most unusual cars was THE Loram Rail Grinder.Going past Rochelle on the UP just after doing it's job.

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« Reply #47 on: May 24th, 2007, 6:16pm »
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on May 24th, 2007, 2:40pm, dustymars wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
did you ever find photos that you ask about?
 
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« Reply #48 on: May 26th, 2007, 7:12am »
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Try these URL's out:
 
http://www.aeroimage.com/Railroad/MilFreight.htm
http://www.wildfire-productions.com/atd/index.html
http://www.theunionstation.org/disposal02.html
 
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« Reply #49 on: May 26th, 2007, 1:16pm »
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Thanks for the links dustymars.  
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« Reply #50 on: May 26th, 2007, 5:01pm »
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Thereís some pretty cool stuff there
 
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« Reply #51 on: May 27th, 2007, 1:36am »
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This is a picture of a tie car that my father took back in 1969. I always thought I was unusual and interesting.
 


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on May 27th, 2007, 1:36am, IRONBRGDE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is a picture of a tie car that my father took back in 1969. I always thought I was unusual and interesting.
Unless I miss my guess this car was used for ties, new & used. †I have seen similar cars in work train service.
BTW, Welcome to Railfan.net.
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« Reply #53 on: May 28th, 2007, 7:58pm »
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I would say to hall ties away and new one in. A pretty cool piece of the Reading
WELCOME TO RAILFAN!!!
 
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« Reply #54 on: May 28th, 2007, 8:09pm »
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Hi All,
 
I got hooked on adding unusual cars to my HO layout years ago, and of course most of it was based on copies of actual cars that I had seen somewhere. Heinz, and its 57 varieties, made some such cars, and one that I was able to add to my layout was a vinegar car, all out of wood. It was essentially one huge barrel. Another one I acquired not too long ago, was a pickle car. It was designed to transport sour pickles. Also a wooden car, and again the liquid was vinegar, in a  brine.


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« Reply #55 on: May 28th, 2007, 10:39pm »
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Not exactly on rails, but still unusual.
 

 
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« Reply #56 on: Jun 2nd, 2007, 11:27am »
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Whoa! Where was that taken? Definitely not something you see every day.

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« Reply #57 on: Jun 3rd, 2007, 9:59am »
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Thatís cool. I was trying to talk my parents into getting an old caboose and stick it half in my room and sleep in a caboose every night
 
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« Reply #58 on: Jun 3rd, 2007, 10:33am »
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Yo Anthony,
 
It is high time you started thinking outside of the box. You can use your existing bedroom for the trains, and attach the caboose to the side of your house, and now you have a big bedroom, with a cupola or bay windows for whatever else you can think of. Think of the parties you can have there. I won't even start to go into girls.


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« Reply #59 on: Jun 3rd, 2007, 11:09am »
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Lets not. Very good idea thought. I like it
 
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