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garethashenden

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Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:26:59 PM »
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The cars made by Trainworx have a build date of 1962. How long did they last? Did they have any later paint schemes? Were they used nation wide or only on the Santa Fe?
Google has failed me with these questions.

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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 04:35:30 PM »
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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 04:48:20 PM »
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No I saw that. It only discusses the Trailer Train cars, not the ones owned by Santa Fe.

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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 05:14:41 PM »
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No I saw that. It only discusses the Trailer Train cars, not the ones owned by Santa Fe.

No, it has a full railroad roster from the information I could find, as cited. Pretty sure the ATSF cars are stand-ins.
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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 05:23:08 PM »
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No, it has a full railroad roster from the information I could find, as cited. Pretty sure the ATSF cars are stand-ins.
That's probably why I haven't found anything. Thanks for your help everyone.

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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 07:40:07 PM »
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Found this photo after a few minutes of searching.  The car number is different, but it looks like the Trainworx model.  I did notice in searching that  Santa Fe 89' auto racks seem to have taken over the number series that the Trainworx flat has.   I am wondering if there was a number series change when the 89' auto racks were put in service?

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=68527

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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 08:54:35 PM »
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E-mail Pat and ask him.
He usually does a lot of research about his products and is very responsive.

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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 04:48:57 PM »
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Found this photo after a few minutes of searching.  The car number is different, but it looks like the Trainworx model. 
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=68527

Per Jim Eager, it's a PS 85-footer from ATSF 292015-292231 (only 35 cars) from Class FT-99 but Santa Fe was not the original owner. They were acquired in 1978, probably from North American Car.

Hope this sheds some light on it....
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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 05:23:59 PM »
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Did these last into the 1990s? Maybe in a secondary use like MOW? I'd be interested in a link to a shot in the late 80s or 90s if anyone has found one.

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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 09:09:48 PM »
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Per Jim Eager, it's a PS 85-footer from ATSF 292015-292231 (only 35 cars) from Class FT-99 but Santa Fe was not the original owner. They were acquired in 1978, probably from North American Car.

Hope this sheds some light on it....

Thanks.   The only reason I found that photo is that I've been looking through on line photo galleries trying to get an idea of what railroad owned TOFC flats were out there that I could mix into a mid 70's intermodal train myself. I've plenty of Trailer Train 89' flats.  Be nice to mix a couple 85' cars into it as well and the Trainworx cars sure look nice.
Didn't mean to do a little thread hijacking there.

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Re: Santa Fe 85' TOFC questions
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014, 01:17:51 AM »
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The newly announced TW GN car would be usable.  At least one was photographed in Auburn, WA in 1980, although the lettering was getting a little ragged by then.  The initials and number had both been restenciled, at different times, in different colors.  But it was still in revenue service.
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