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View Poll Results: Favorite type of rolling stock:
Boxcar 9 40.91%
Flatcar 1 4.55%
Gondola 0 0%
Tank car 0 0%
Autorack 4 18.18%
Covered Hopper 5 22.73%
Coal/Open Hopper 3 13.64%
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:48 AM   #1
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Vote for your favorite type of rolling stock-

Boxcar- All types (Refer, Hi-Cube, Dbl door, etc.)
Flat car- All types (Bulkhead, Centerbeam, etc.)
Gondola- All types (Covered, etc.)
Tank car- All types...
Autoracks- All types...
Covered hopper- All types (ACF Centerflow, High Side, Airslide, etc.)
Coal/Open hopper- All types (2,3,4-bay, Bethgon)
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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Covered hoppers are my favorite.

Especially PS2 hoppers.
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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I never thought about this. But, I voted open hoppers - because wood chip cars are something I don't see much of any more.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #4
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This is quite an interesting idea.

With all the autorack traffic we have here (239, 275, 283, 284, 285, 287, T79, plus the racks on 22A, 23G, and 224) you can probably guess what I didn't vote for. I voted for the general purpose, can haul just about anything boxcar. Out of this category, I'd have to pick the 86' Hi-Cube. There's just something about these gargantuan cars that looks cool.

A close second would probably be either the 3 and 5 section articulated well/spine cars (even with all the intermodal traffic around here). There's something about those too...
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by far my fav. are Autoracks. It's so cool looking through the little slits in the side of the racks and seeing brand new cars.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
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I voted for boxcar. We get quite a few of them on the M-IHBKCK and M-IHBGAL manifests here at Joliet. Intermodal and Autorack are also my favorites. We get a lot of intermodal traffic here in Joliet. We get some Autorack trains daily too. Great idea for a topic.
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Boxcars...its neat to see what railroads stil have logos all over the US and boxcars are one of the best wasy for them to be seen.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:54 PM   #8
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I love any freight car as long as it's coupled with 100 cars of the same type!

I voted for open top hopper because it's always been my favorite unit train.

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A close second would probably be either the 3 and 5 section articulated well/spine cars (even with all the intermodal traffic around here). There's something about those too...
I had forgotten about including intermodal, and well cars in the poll!

My vote is for the boxcars. There is a large variety of boxcar that makes them interesting. My favorite of all is the Berwick double door hi-cube, Not quite as big as the 86' footer, but still burly.
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:25 AM   #10
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I choose auto racks because besides trains, I really like cars, so cars on train...YAY!
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:47 AM   #11
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Gotta be an even split between mill gondolas and boxcars. Just because you can see so many varieties. Many with their original owners' reporting marks.

Great for history buffs like me.

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Old 10-10-2005, 07:31 AM   #12
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Boxcars. Got to be boxcars. As someone already pointed out, boxcars do a great job of keeping old railroads around, and also bringing regional lines into some unexpected places. Case in point, the best boxcar I ever saw: a British Columbia Rail boxcar at the end of a UP train on the west line out of Chicago at Central Avenue.

However, a close runner up to boxcars would be coil cars, which Iím surprised no oneís brought up.
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