109601-Tie Gang Water Car

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  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The Tie Gang visited the KC Sub during the summer of 1973, and the outfit cars were spotted on the Lenexa House Track.
     

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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Note that the tank was not blocked properly and has shifted longitudinally.
     
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  3. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    Also of interest is the car ahead. It appears to be one of the round roof heavyweights with fluting added to it.

    Tony LaLumia
     
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  4. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The former KC-FS car, the Kansas City
     
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  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Not a problem. I'm sure it got smacked the other direction and straightened right out.
     
  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Neat photo. I'm now wondering if I have enough old cars, bits and pieces to model this or come close to it. Looks like the tank is silver and the flat is safety or reefer yellow of some sort?

    Best Regards ,
     
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  7. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    Those water cars, were Silver and Black lettering. I don't think their was any yellow. The gang cars were built just good enough to get over the road. They was designed to never go through interchange, so most all the regulations did not apply. Bill
     
  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    What he said...
     
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  9. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    What's att ?
     
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  10. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Stuff that wasn't meant for interchange sometimes never got upgraded at all.
     
  11. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    Yes Tom, sometimes if they derailed, we just retrailed them and ROLL- EM
    One time, we was just finished down at Hugo, Ok and while the crew was pulling the ramp cars out a Trackman left a car block under the cars. Well it derailed, on a curve, cause the Roadmaster (Me) got in a hurry. It was a very heavy Ice car. While I was trying to rerail, I noticed it was very heavy and the springs was down a goodly amount. The ice car was supposed to be empty, we were to ship it for new ice. We bought bagged ice to get by. Any way, I looked into the car and it was completely full of watermelons who the men said was given to them from a near field to the tracks. I had seen water Mellon rinds all up and down the tracks, but was not privy to the information of the watermelon express.
     
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  12. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    That's a classic Bill!!
     

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