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Autoparts car pools
« on: October 15, 2008, 03:07:46 PM »
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with all the autoparts car coming out, i'm looking for info on the various pools that existed - i'm striking out on the google.

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 03:21:52 PM »
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That's a good question. A good starting point is the Walthers book on the Auto industry> I ahve the book and while it does not have info on specific pools, it does have a listing of Auto Plants and Parts plants as of 1997. Kalmbach's Industries along the rails V1 covers the basics of the industry also.

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 03:34:11 PM »
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the only info after a few minutes searching is this (which I've seen elsewhere):

When they were introduced in the 1960s, eight-door versions serviced GM plants, while four-door variants were used by Ford and Chrysler.

I assume American Motors used these, but I don't really know.

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 03:42:41 PM »
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Did truck manufactures use these cars, i.e. Mack, Autocar and others?

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 03:54:51 PM »
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Did truck manufactures use these cars, i.e. Mack, Autocar and others?

I don;t know if they used 86' cars originally, but they did use some of the 60' cars for major components. I would say that 86' ers did get used to serve the heavy equipment plants, but probably bnot in pool service with shared revenue between all the railroads. They didn;t have the volume to ship that the auto plants did.

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 07:22:10 PM »
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While were on the topic of autoparts cars, C&O used 50' box cars from the 19750-19999 series in the mid-60's to haul auto parts but I cannot find any pictures.

Specifically the following:



Anyone got one?  ;D


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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 08:03:18 PM »
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Ironically, I was JUST looking at this pic:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=255198&nseq=3

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 08:32:13 PM »
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Ironically, I was JUST looking at this pic:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=255198&nseq=3

Awesome pic....no more Janesville plant shortly :-X

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 08:43:09 PM »
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Ironically, I was JUST looking at this pic:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=255198&nseq=3

That's probably enough to get what I need.  Black car all white lettering with the "For Progress" logo and a more modern reporting mark lettering.

Thank's Ed.

Will have to see with manufacturer has the closest car, I have enough projects.


edit: anyone else think those C&O cars start with a "3"?  >:(


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« Last Edit: October 15, 2008, 08:44:48 PM by wcfn100 »

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2008, 10:47:26 PM »
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Hold on there!

I remember seeing MTL do similar cars recently (past few years at least), and I think they were blue, which would make sense for the C&O.

I'd do some more homework before hitting them with the spray bomb.

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2008, 12:58:26 AM »
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Hold on there!

I remember seeing MTL do similar cars recently (past few years at least), and I think they were blue, which would make sense for the C&O.

I'd do some more homework before hitting them with the spray bomb.



You're probably right.  I see MT made a few runs of this car.  Too bad the ORER doesn;t show any of these cars with end doors or these would be suitable for stand-in cars.

edit: I can see you MT and raise you Trainman white on black:





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« Last Edit: October 16, 2008, 02:09:39 AM by wcfn100 »

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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2008, 09:36:47 AM »
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Re: Autoparts car pools
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2008, 09:48:50 AM »
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Those C&O cars were black, although I don;t think any of those cars came from the manufacturer like that. The white stripes on the MTL car were from when C&O experminted with doing several engines in 1960 or 61 poainted black with white Zebra stripes on the nose. Thankls god that was discontinued after a few engines. The strips on tehcar may indicate that theyt were specifically for Auto parts service though.