Author Topic: pre-fully enclosed autoracks  (Read 750 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Tristan Ashcroft

  • Posts: 24
  • Respect: +8
pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:20:14 PM »
0
Greetings all.
       This is purely a selfish question for me (I model June 1991), but maybe you can pretend it is a fun contest.  What is the latest date - that you have or that you know of - of a photograph of a non-fully enclosed autorack (such as CTTX or TTBX) in revenue service?  I have September 1st 1990, Enola, p. 172 of Withers’ CR Motive Power Review 1986-1991.  I’d like to get into summer 1991 if I could.

ai5629

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 627
  • Respect: +115
Re: pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 12:44:44 PM »
0
I have a photo of a loaded Conrail bilevel autorack on Conrail’s Pittsburgh Line at Wilmerding, PA on 12/02/95.  It was a Conrail owned car (CR786501) that was loaded with Dodge vans.  Thanks.

Jeff
Jeff Lopez

jagged ben

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2454
  • Respect: +252
Re: pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 04:53:49 PM »
0
Love the challenge.  Turns out I got some, if you trust the dates.  Also, not 100% certain of 'revenue service.'

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=46205

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=46208


Got some ATSF ones as well, but I don't trust the dates so much. 

James Costello

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1560
  • Respect: +173
Re: pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 09:52:30 PM »
0
The black CN ones pop up in 90s era videos all the time.

And yes, loaded with vans was how they stayed in service so long.

Lots of 91-93 examples here and Chris Butts is usually pretty good with his documentation:

http://www.railcarphotos.com/Search.php?SearchRoadID=2892&Search=Search
« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 09:59:16 PM by James Costello »
James Costello
Espee into the 90's

flight2000

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 689
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +24
Re: pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 10:10:49 PM »
0
Love the challenge.  Turns out I got some, if you trust the dates.  Also, not 100% certain of 'revenue service.'

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=46205

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=46208


Got some ATSF ones as well, but I don't trust the dates so much.

We used those cars as late as 2000 while I was stationed at Fort Hood to move M998's (and all the misc variants) to Fort Irwin, CA for NTC rotations.  The rail head was right behind my maintenance shop, so I was always poking my head out there to see who was moving in and out. 

I don't have any photos because it was frowned upon at the time... :( 

They came in all flavors as far as RR ownership...

Brian
I've never met a covered hopper I didn't like.... :)

jagged ben

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2454
  • Respect: +252
Re: pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 12:32:50 AM »
0
We used those cars as late as 2000 while I was stationed at Fort Hood to move M998's (and all the misc variants) to Fort Irwin, CA for NTC rotations.  The rail head was right behind my maintenance shop, so I was always poking my head out there to see who was moving in and out. 

I don't have any photos because it was frowned upon at the time... :( 

They came in all flavors as far as RR ownership...

Brian

Which cars?  The ATSF ones?  The pics did have military vehicles in them. 

flight2000

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 689
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +24
Re: pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 07:21:15 AM »
0
Which cars?  The ATSF ones?  The pics did have military vehicles in them.
All of the above.   :D

Mostly ATSF racks, but do remember seeing the occasional east coast RR's like the L&N, C&O, NW, etc...

Brian
I've never met a covered hopper I didn't like.... :)

Tristan Ashcroft

  • Posts: 24
  • Respect: +8
Re: pre-fully enclosed autoracks
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 12:37:47 PM »
0
This is all awesome.

I’m gonna need a multi-pack of 1991 Chrysler vans now....