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Orange Juice Anyone?
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:16:14 PM »
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Intermountain's announcement for this month includes their 57' Mechanical Reefer in 12 (yes 12!) different Tropicana paint schemes!  Eleven of the twelve have 6 road numbers each, the twelfth (2002 Orange with Straw) comes in 12 road numbers for a grand total of 78 different Tropicana cars.  :o

And with the retail price being $26.95 each, that means you too can have your own Juice Train for only $2102.10 plus tax.   :D

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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 08:21:46 PM »
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Ah, the Juice Train.  The one constant over the past 40 years stilll running. People in NJ and NYC sure do love their Tropicana.

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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 08:39:33 PM »
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Oh man, those are killer. Do I want to splurge...

***** though, these are one of those things where you can't just buy a handful.

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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 08:40:49 PM »
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People in NJ and NYC sure do love their Tropicana.

Those metros gotta have something to make their screwdrivers with...
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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 08:42:17 PM »
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Need an expert to tell us the timeframe for each model.  I always liked to old orange ones myself.

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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 08:47:05 PM »
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Need an expert to tell us the timeframe for each model.  I always liked to old orange ones myself.

I'm no expert, but when I lived in West Trenton, I fondly remember walking down to the station almost every evening to see whatever might come through, and often saw the juice train. It was the late 90s, and the orange ones were still in use. They were pretty filthy, too, as I recall.

BTW, the IM page has dates on them.

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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 09:07:01 PM »
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Did they go back to Florida as a unit train? I seem to remember seeing some riding out of Philly in the 90`s mixed in with a manifest freight.
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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 09:51:25 PM »
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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 10:51:58 PM »
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They are all the wrong car for the Juice Train, if they have used the 62' beer car like before they would have been closed on most of them. To bad I would have order the six CSXT ones.
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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 11:04:01 PM »
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Check the sheets again.  The PFE cars are being used for the HO version.  The Red Caboose 62' cars are being used for the N scale version.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 11:07:15 PM by bbussey »
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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 11:09:03 PM »
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Yep, I remember this in orange too - in the 1990's...

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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 11:13:09 PM »
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Didn't Seaboard System handle the midwest route?  Somewhere I have a promotional cassette tape that was issued by the SS with Johnny Cash leaning out of the cab of a grey diesel, and it was titled the "Orange Blossom Special"... It was a bunch of old Cash train songs compiled...  It was either a juice train, or a direct piggy back service... I can't remember.

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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 11:15:20 PM »
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Check the sheets again.  The PFE cars are being used for the HO version.  The Red Caboose 62' cars are being used for the N scale version.

That much better since it take care of most of the schemes, but they do need to correct the one on the website and e-mail since they say 57' mech reefers
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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 11:21:02 PM »
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Didn't Seaboard System handle the midwest route?  Somewhere I have a promotional cassette tape that was issued by the SS with Johnny Cash leaning out of the cab of a grey diesel, and it was titled the "Orange Blossom Special"... It was a bunch of old Cash train songs compiled...  It was either a juice train, or a direct piggy back service... I can't remember.

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I am pretty sure the train that on SBD/CSXT/Conrail called the O.B.S was a piggyback train.  The Orange Juice Train was always called the "OJT" until CR renamed their trains in the late 1990's - when it became the CSOJ (Chessie System - Orange Juice). Yes, CR well into the CSXT era always called the CSXT "Chessie System" or "The Chessie" for some reason.


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Re: Orange Juice Anyone?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 11:28:39 PM »
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That much better since it take care of most of the schemes, but they do need to correct the one on the website and e-mail since they say 57' mech reefers

True, they could have clarified it.  But Red Caboose doesn't have a 57' mechanical reefer, so it's the 62' car that's being used.  BTW, there have been a ton of 62' Tropicana cars released by Red Caboose over the years, in multiple schemes.  Not all of the schemes announced by IMRC this month, but it's not as if this is the first time prototypical N scale models of cars from the Juice Train we be produced.
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