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Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« on: February 12, 2010, 10:40:09 AM »
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The new 40' Woodchip cars are arriving at stores now. These will be nice little cars.

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=40%27+wood+chip&CatID=TNRF

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 10:44:15 AM »
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Mmm.  A couple of C&O cars might help round out the fleet... Now that I have an actual yard for Elkins (and therefore only a short imaginary line to Durbin!)

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 10:51:00 AM »
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They had some of these on display at Chantilly a couple weeks ago.  Too bad I can't use them for anything.

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 11:48:17 AM »
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Nice! Time to pick up some!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 12:07:31 PM »
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Jesus I think I just got stuffed in the hurt locker.... IM AC-12's, Bluford Hoppers and now Athearn Woodchip cars.

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 02:43:46 PM »
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What the hell do you need a cab-forward for?

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 02:56:39 PM »
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What the hell do you need a cab-forward for?

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 03:20:44 PM »
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What the hell do you need a cab-forward for?

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2010, 05:02:45 PM »
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Since I've never seen a single car of this type in my life what are they used for exactly and where would they be, such that I've never seen any?

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010, 05:20:20 PM »
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Short answer... They were a cheap way of making high volume low-weight material profitable.  The WM converted a slew of old 55T coal hoppers to chip service by adding 3'6" extensions to the top of the car.  Wood chips are a link in the paper-making food chain.

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2010, 05:21:31 PM »
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What the hell do you need a cab-forward for?

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The BYR maintains a huge steam excursion fleet!

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Priorities man, priorities. Keep your mind on this side of the Miss. Don't give into the dark (Kato) side...

It will never go there unless it involves steam...or a hot brunette.

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2010, 06:45:39 PM »
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What the hell do you need a cab-forward for?

Lee

The BYR maintains a huge steam excursion fleet!

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Priorities man, priorities. Keep your mind on this side of the Miss. Don't give into the dark (Kato) side...

It will never go there unless it involves steam...or a hot brunette.

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 12:32:45 AM »
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The C&O Color Guide has a picture of a C&O car being loaded by a conveyor from a converted trailer in Doswell Virginia in 1978. C&O had a number of 3 bay hoppers converted to wood chip service in 1962, so they lasted awhile.

Wood chips are a low profi commodity for a railroad, so they tend to be transported over relatively short distances by rail.

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Re: Athearn N Scale Woodchip cars arriving
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2010, 09:50:29 AM »
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What the hell do you need a cab-forward for?

Lee

The BYR maintains a huge steam excursion fleet!

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Priorities man, priorities. Keep your mind on this side of the Miss. Don't give into the dark (Kato) side...

It will never go there unless it involves steam...or a hot brunette.

The S.

You know, sometimes I just can't argue with you.

Glad you see things my way!

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