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Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby MadMike1024 » Sun May 22, 2011 12:58 pm

Hint, hint...

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We need these guys for our passenger runs in the West.

And, to go with the old 36 and 40 foot boxcars...

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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby JimM » Sun May 22, 2011 1:36 pm

Subtlety is such a lost art !*roll-laugh*!
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby buzz456 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:23 pm

Mike,
You know that Dick Cowen has a reefer that you might do.
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!*cheers*!
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby GreatNortherner » Mon May 23, 2011 5:52 am

Haha!

Mike, the 35' reefer is absolutely on my list. The express boxcar looks very cool too, and I think I should have most necessary parts already modeled. Thanks for the pictures.

Cheers,
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby MadMike1024 » Tue May 24, 2011 12:55 pm

GreatNortherner wrote:Haha!

Mike, the 35' reefer is absolutely on my list. The express boxcar looks very cool too, and I think I should have most necessary parts already modeled. Thanks for the pictures.

Cheers,
Michael


The top picture is actually an express refrigerator franked for the SP/UP jointly operated Pacific Fruit Express, but Pullman Standard did make some express freight cars on the same pattern. ordinarily, the old reefers and express freight cars were painted in Pullman green, the same as the early heavyweight passenger cars. Later schemes/liveries were still keyed to the trains they'd be with. The express cars were set up to run on the head end, so they had through steam and electrical lines in addition to the brakes.

Even today, Amtrak runs express fruit loads, one trip we took on the Empire Builder had us stop in Wenatchee, WA to pick up a refrigerator carload of apples for Chicago. now, the freight rides at the rear, as the cars are not equipped for the hotel pass throughs.
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby TDHenderson » Tue May 24, 2011 1:29 pm

Ahh, why not, how about one more for your "to-do" list, a 40ft. Stock Car.

http://research.nprha.org/NP%20Stock%20 ... Items.aspx

http://lariverrailroads.com/freight_car/np83058.jpg

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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby thecanadianrail » Tue May 24, 2011 1:35 pm

why not make some new 100 ton coal hoppers for a little more modern railroading! why not even make one of those combination boxcar cabooses while you are at it! (the long wooden cabooses with the big door on the side for freight!) *!greengrin!*
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby GreatNortherner » Wed May 25, 2011 5:01 am

Modern railroading, boo! *!embar*! !*roll-laugh*! Just kidding of course, but personally I'm more interested in the older and 'ancient' stuff.

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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby thecanadianrail » Wed May 25, 2011 9:05 am

GreatNortherner wrote:Modern railroading, boo! *!embar*! !*roll-laugh*! Just kidding of course, but personally I'm more interested in the older and 'ancient' stuff.

Cheers,
Michael


of course when i say modern i am talking about 70's-90's (early 90's) lot's of interesting stuff throught the 70's and 80's! but i would like another modern coal hopper for some modern railroading, all we truly have is the default bathtub hoppers and those got old 2 years ago!
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby jpetersjr » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:41 am

Micheal is a busy person. You can ask him to do one or two requests, just be careful how much you ask of him. Since he's already overloaded by unfinished products.

And you should also mention as what you would like the request to be if he did make it. Would you like to see it as payware, or would you like to see it as freeware.
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby thecanadianrail » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:34 am

you have been quiet for a while.......you must be up to something again! !*roll-laugh*!
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Re: Dear Mr. GreatNortherner,

Unread postby thecanadianrail » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:26 pm

was just looking for some interesting older freightcars and found these!

Open deck autoracks: http://thelibrary.org/lochist/frisco/fr ... p01762.jpg

Drop bottom gondolas: http://www.columbusrailroads.com/Ralsto ... 7-CH&S.JPG

Composite gondolas: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1295/466 ... 0603c8.jpg
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