Author Topic: Espee fans, era question (COTTON BELT) "beer car" Red Caboose  (Read 788 times)

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Mark5

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Anyone know if:

A) this is a foob

B) the era for this scheme (I see COTS boxes)


http://www.imrcmodels.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RN-17203.htm

Thanks!

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Re: Espee fans, era question (COTTON BELT) "beer car" Red Caboose
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 03:26:19 PM »
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Not a foob (at least to the level of scrutiny I care about).  Some of these are still around today (or 2006 anyway):

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=13978

I don't know if the cars date back to the '60s or the '70s, but this is probably the original paint scheme.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2010, 03:28:15 PM by GaryHinshaw »

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Re: Espee fans, era question (COTTON BELT) "beer car" Red Caboose
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 03:28:48 PM »
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Looks good to me.
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Re: Espee fans, era question (COTTON BELT) "beer car" Red Caboose
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 03:42:48 PM »
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Thanks - dug around some more - it seems they were built in 1975:

http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/spcars/byclass/box/b100-37.htm

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Re: Espee fans, era question (COTTON BELT) "beer car" Red Caboose
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 09:59:42 PM »
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I have the SP one, it's not exactly a foob but the number and data don't match up. The number, build date and the car class stencils all state contradictory stuff, IIRC two of the 3 are correct for this car type, but not in concert. Bit sad really, they do the right car in the right scheme and screw the data.