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125th Anniversary Autorack
« on: February 25, 2013, 09:47:38 AM »
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Anyone ever see these autoracks?  They would be cool in N scale!  :D

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=D5F0BBC300F3D13!3897

I took this yesterday in Decatur, IL on an EB NS train
« Last Edit: February 25, 2013, 09:52:20 AM by mdeberg »
Thank you,
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 10:15:17 AM »
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Wow, when I clicked on the link, I was slightly underwhelmed.  I had to look really close to even see who owned the rack.  In a passing train, I'm surprised that you were able to pick up on this and take a picture.  But, you probably have better eyes than me.  On the bright side, there's more room for graffiti.   :P

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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 10:25:27 AM »
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there's more room for graffiti.   :P

White? I mean, "Here it is boys, a ready-to-go canvas. Knock yourselves out." Might stay clean maybe a week?  :|
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 11:16:12 AM »
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Haven't seen it before, but I like it!  I wonder if Microscale will do the decals - I think Red Caboose has the car already done . . . .
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 11:21:48 AM »
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125th anniversary of what?

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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 11:32:06 AM »
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125th anniversary of what?

89' auto racks.  :trollface:
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 11:34:50 AM »
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125th anniversary of what?

KCS as a going concern me thinks . . . .
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 12:06:39 PM »
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125th anniversary of what?

Look at the close up photo .. 3rd or 4th from the right at the bottom.  It will answer your question.

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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 12:22:12 PM »
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Saw a few of these last week at Cresson..
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 12:24:03 PM »
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Interesting that the logos are for KCS as the WRWK (Formerly Warwick Railroad) reporting marks are currently listed under Providence and Worcestor.

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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 12:44:30 PM »
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Interesting that the logos are for KCS as the WRWK (Formerly Warwick Railroad) reporting marks are currently listed under Providence and Worcestor.

It seems to be fairly common for the rack owner and the flat owner not to match.  Hence you see all sorts of logos on flats with TTX reporting marks.
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2013, 12:59:45 PM »
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It seems to be fairly common for the rack owner and the flat owner not to match.  Hence you see all sorts of logos on flats with TTX reporting marks.

That's the way it's done. When TTX started the "your rack on our flat" program decades ago, the arrangement was so successful everybody just kept with the plan. My guess is that WRWK is being used by (P&W's, or whoever's) holding company to do something similar.
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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 01:23:30 PM »
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It seems to be fairly common for the rack owner and the flat owner not to match.  Hence you see all sorts of logos on flats with TTX reporting marks.

When the flatcar owner is TTX; not that common otherwise.

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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 01:31:23 PM »
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These are the second railroad to receive "white" painted Autorack. P&W was the first about 1-2 years ago. A close up photo showing just the logo.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcreinhart/8477062943/in/photostream

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Re: 125th Anniversary Autorack
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2013, 02:40:42 PM »
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The 125th anniversary is when KCS was founded.  Arthur E. Stilwell founded KCS in 1887. Stilwell envisioned a single-line railroad from the heartland of the United States to the Gulf of Mexico.

Building off of this vision to develop a north-south railroad, KCS extended its network into Mexico in 1997 by joining with Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (TFM) to operate the Northeast Railway. In 2005, KCS acquired full ownership of TFM and renamed its Mexico operations Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V. This acquisition resulted in the first and only coordinated rail network between the United States and Mexico.  I would assume a similar story for the Panama Canal Railway?

Seems as though these will make a great canvas much like the modern reefers.  The 125th logo and railroad heralds are cool.  :D
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