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Danimal2882 Jan 16, 2013

  1. Danimal2882

    Danimal2882 New Member

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    I am trying to purchase different cars that have texas on them. I have a few from exactrail. My layout is modern. So my question is does anybody know what modern locomotives travel through texas? I have been away for seven years as i have been stationed at camp lejeune and fort bragg. Also any place other than exactrail where i can get Texas specific cars. I am super new to the hobby and all i got is a 8x4 layout and these cars so far.
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  2. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    I don't know about Ho modern cars. I do 1950s Texas in N, and I have tried to find or customize cars for Texas roads and Texas affiliates of trunkline roads-
    Texas & New Orleans (SP)
    Cotton Belt (SP)
    International & Great Northern (MoPac)
    St Louis, Brownsville & Mexico (MoPac)
    New Orleans, Texas and Mexico (MoPac)
    Ft Worth and Denver (Burlington)
    Burlington - Rock Island joint line
    Quanah, Acme & Pacific (Frisco)
    Kansas City Southern

    I see you already got TexMex
     
  3. Danimal2882

    Danimal2882 New Member

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    yeah, being new to the hobby it was awesome to find that. From the list i see, Rock island makes it through Texas? That would be awesome, they have some very pretty cars
     
  4. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Don't forget the Texas & Pacific, which lasted under MP auspices until 1976.
     
  5. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Also, Athearn came out with 50-foot cars in their blue-box line painted & lettered for the Angelina & Neches River, a shortline in deep east Texas. Best places I know to find these cars would be at swap meets or on eBay (where I got mine).
     
  6. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I hope to do a Texmex GP9 in Ho similar to my N scale version


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  7. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Here is a link to all Texas Railroads listed in Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Texas_railroads

    Please remember that a lot of cars were made for the Shortline Railroads like the Sabine River & Northern and Galveston Wharves during the IPD era. Many of these cars mere made by Athearn and MDC in the past and may still be found. Also Herald King and Microscale did decals for these railroads also, I have done the Sabine River car and have the decals for a Galveston Wharves car to do.

    By the way the IPD era ran from the late 70's to the mid 80's. Cars were later sold to other operators with different reporting marks but many of the original graphics were still found on the cars.

    Rick J
     
  8. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Somewhere back in the dim, distant past I built three diesels for the Kiamichi Railroad (which ran into Paris, TX from the north), and the first two diesels owned by Texas North Western (both ex-UP, GP7 100 and GP9 273). I still have them all.
     
  9. FLG

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    http://www.walthers.com/

    http://www.internettrains.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc


    use the product search option and type in different key names like texas, Sabine, Angelina...etc etc to pull up what they might have out there. Another good bet is either a train show or get a car you like and put decals on it for a "patch" of a car. Lots of shortlines like the Point Comfort and Northern and other short lines do this or have plain common cars with just the reporting markings on it. You can look at railroad or railcar picture sites for examples of what the real Texas Railroads might have (terms of patch).

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/railroadList.aspx
     
  10. FLG

    FLG TrainBoard Member

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    I didnt answer your question, sorry hahaha. Modern railroads as in the Big Boy Class1: Union Pacific, BNSF, Kansas City Southern, and Shortlines: see "dti406" post
     

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