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Bluford Craig

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Bluford Shops October Announcement
« on: October 12, 2011, 01:53:32 PM »
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Hi Guys,
We just posted the October announcement. 8 new runs on 2 body styles spanning 8 decades. Check it out:
www.bluford-shops.com

Enjoy,

Craig

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Re: Bluford Shops October Announcement
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 02:32:09 PM »
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Re: Bluford Shops October Announcement
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 02:49:22 PM »
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Thanks for the Milwaukee Road.  Time to call the LHS!
Best regards,

Roger

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Re: Bluford Shops October Announcement
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 07:15:45 PM »
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Your caption with the A&M 86' hi-cube brings up a truth that most really don't understand... there is "ANOTHER" version of these long cars, called "appliance" or "paper" cars, that exist and they see considerably more use and more varied use than the autoparts cars of the same or similar design.

These cars tend to be around 100T in load limit since things like appliances and rolls of paper (go ahead, pick your type) are considerably heavier than what the autoparts ladening is and can be seen over a number of different lines, especially so where a corrugated box plant might be located.  Such cars show up on branchlines having furniture plants that build case goods (end tables, coffee tables, dining table sets, bedroom sets, etc.) as well, making them very valuable in a number of ways.

One of the last memories I have of the Carolina & Northwestern's operations between Hickory and Lenoir, N.C. is of a Southern GP38-2 hauling one of these monster boxcars from Lenoir to Hickory for forwarding to wherever, the only car running behind the engine and that on a day that the train typically did not run.  Furniture was already on its way out as far as rail shipments went on the line, which made this particular car load even more special.

I applaud your efforts to provide us with unique and unusual cars... it is greatly appreciated!!!

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Re: Bluford Shops October Announcement
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 08:21:47 PM »
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I like the GTW cars and the SOU box... see a pair and a single, respectively, in my future.

A&M has a pretty eclectic assortment of second hand freightcars, and the 86' boxes only add to that.

Jerry, up here in Hockeyland, we see a number of fmr CSX/SBD 86'ers in peat moss service out of the Maritimes on CN. They carry HCSX reporting marks, and at least some are PS cars, such as HCSX 8018 linked below:

http://railfan.ca/cgi-bin/view.cgi?image=Scotch_Block_08.12.05_1613.jpg&size=1&comments=1&slideshow=0
« Last Edit: October 12, 2011, 08:27:03 PM by lock4244 »
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Re: Bluford Shops October Announcement
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 08:35:10 PM »
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Call me Mr. Pedantic... but that's like saying a 4750 hauling lime is a unique and unusual version of a 4750 hauling corn...  when in reality it's the same car, different load, different use. 
10000 cu ft cars have been used for cereal, toilet paper, tires and I can;t even remember what else too... but they weren't built any differently or marketed as such, the owning road simply re-purposed the car.  All three builders offered 70t or 100T trucks under their 10000 cu ft designs...