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Old 11-14-2019, 06:11 AM   #1
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When sitting at a RR crossing as a very long grain hopper freight passed by, to my surprise was 2 blue Pillsbury hoppers in the consist. First time I have ever seen those guys except in the MTH / Lionel catalogs.

It is always interesting when sitting at a RR crossing to see a freight car that has some character to it. Most of todays newer freight cars are plain janes.

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Old 11-14-2019, 09:12 AM   #2
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When I was a kid and had all Tyco and Aethern BB rolling stock, I never once saw one of those billboard cars on an actual train.

We had Illinois Central, L&N, and Southern Pacific running through town and never saw one advertising car.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:26 AM   #3
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It is pretty rare to see the billboard cars, cool when one pops up.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:41 AM   #4
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I'd sure like to know where all of those cars were back in the '70's when Tyco and Athearn had a bazzilion of those in their catalogs.
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When sitting at a RR crossing as a very long grain hopper freight passed by, to my surprise was 2 blue Pillsbury hoppers in the consist. First time I have ever seen those guys except in the MTH / Lionel catalogs.

It is always interesting when sitting at a RR crossing to see a freight car that has some character to it. Most of todays newer freight cars are plain janes.

Bill
Too bad you weren't able to get a photo of it.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:21 AM   #6
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Too bad you weren't able to get a photo of it.
Yep, when you have dozens of plain jane grey hoppers passing by you think there is no need for a camera. All the more reason to get a dash cam.

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Yep, when you have dozens of plain jane grey hoppers passing by you think there is no need for a camera. All the more reason to get a dash cam.

Bill
Hey, a dash cam. Now there's an idea.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:40 AM   #8
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I was sitting at a rail crossing about 6 months ago when this one went by in a train:

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I have an Exact Rail version of this one, Tangent makes it as well.....both are HO scale......
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Billboard cars were popular in the 1920s and the 1930s.
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