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Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« on: May 14, 2007, 07:00:31 PM »
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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 07:17:59 PM »
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WTF?

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 07:39:46 PM »
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So is that how they sneak around the manditory inspections? Locomotive, we ain't got no stinkin' locomotive.
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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 07:40:54 PM »
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Being from upstate NY and far away from the Mexican border all I've got are the occasional "Isn't that odd?" type newstories on how some people try to get across the border illegally with all sorts of disguises.

But why did that Mexican loco need to be disguised?

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007, 08:08:54 PM »
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This is exactly the kind of stuff that happens when you get down to the worm...... :P :P

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2007, 08:30:49 PM »
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But why did that Mexican loco need to be disguised?

I guess the loco couldn't find work down there either and needed to hide in a boxcar to get over the border... ;D

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2007, 08:58:51 PM »
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But why did that Mexican loco need to be disguised?

I guess the loco couldn't find work down there either and needed to hide in a boxcar to get over the border... ;D

Viva La Illegal Locomotion .

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2007, 09:12:20 PM »
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I would suspect that some sort of movie, TV show, or commercial was going to be filmed involving a runaway cut of cars. Some of the Mexican TV commercials can get pretty whacky, I hear.  :o

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2007, 10:07:30 PM »
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This actually had me laughing out loud.

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2007, 11:07:03 PM »
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Just weird that of all the Mexican railroads, it's on TFM, the only one owned by an American railroad.  ??? :o Not Ferrosur or something else. What's the third large Mexican railroad? :P

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2007, 07:57:52 AM »
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The tourist railroad around Stone Mountain near Atlanta also used a diesel powered car to push a dead steam locomotive ahead of it.

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2007, 08:36:25 AM »
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I would suspect that some sort of movie, TV show, or commercial was going to be filmed involving a runaway cut of cars. Some of the Mexican TV commercials can get pretty whacky, I hear.  :o

I think you are on to something . It also could be that they are trying to make an old movie with an old time steam loco thats non-operable , and intend on powering the train with this . The rules may call for air brakes , and this would supply that , but the era of car would be off which they may or may not be aware of , or care . 

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2007, 09:55:19 AM »
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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2007, 10:56:58 AM »
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It was used to push a dolled up but non-functional steamer around for a movie... thus the period boxcar. 

Oh my , now 50's era PS-1's are being called " period boxcar " . I have always reserved that for the 20's and earlier ( 36 footers etc ) . So this now would make 3rdrails stuff what .... pre-period ,  pre dust bowl , post antique ? I think I will stay with transition era .

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Re: Prototype for a cheater boxcar...
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