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Date: 02/28/07 18:04
US flatcars used in odd service
Author: FT

While on an extensive fan trip in Mexico I happened on several NdeM narrow gauge cars on standard
flat cars, going to or from servicing at NdeM car shops. In looking at them now I see all were on
US or Canadian cars. I wonder if these cars ever made it back north? I don't know if Mexican cars
were ever reloaded in north America before being returned south. All these were friction bearing, but
that wasn't unusual in that time frame. I can't make out all the numbers on two, but what can see I
is; NdeM 987 on PRR 7475 4 ( can't see second to last number). NdeM 70495 on ICG 905414, and NdeM
70153 on CN 665554. Not positive about the second "5". These cars would probably be retired by now
anyway, but I still hear about equipment vanishing southward.

The NG cars look like large scale models.

Keith A








Date: 02/28/07 18:34
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: MRSLIDES

Keith-

I miss those days! Mexican railroading was so much fun until the Americans ruined it!!!!

John

http://www.bensonrailphotos.com



Date: 03/01/07 07:11
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: Nictd1000

Well, I don't know if those cars made it up here....those flats all have fricton bearings..



Date: 03/03/07 09:14
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: Txhighballer

Anybody have any idea what is left down in Mexico these days?



Date: 11/11/11 19:19
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: upkpfan

Drug Dealers. upkpfan



Date: 11/12/11 04:22
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: SBC_1344

Great shots!!



Date: 11/12/11 04:27
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: SBC_1344

upkpfan Wrote:
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> Drug Dealers. upkpfan

What a stupid way to write about something you're obviously ignorant of...

Hector M. Gonzalez,
Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico



Date: 11/12/11 10:38
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: agentatascadero

SBC_1344 Wrote:
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> upkpfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Drug Dealers. upkpfan
>
> What a stupid way to write about something you're
> obviously ignorant of...
>
> Hector M. Gonzalez,
> Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
Hector, A big Thank You for your course correction. AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 03/09/13 19:35
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: wa4umr

There was a short article in "Trains" about 15 or 20 years ago about how U.S. owned cars would go to Mexico and be lost down there until they had some sort of defect and then they would be returned north. If I recalled correctly, some of the cars were south of the border for years and some were real wrecks when they came back to the original owner. I inquired here on TO about a year ago about the current situation and I got an answer that the problem was not nearly as bad these days due to computer tracking on both sides of the border. However, those friction bearing flats have been away from home for a long time.

John



Date: 03/11/13 14:10
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: garr

What year were these photos taken? My guess would be the '70s or very early '80s.

Jay



Date: 06/05/20 06:25
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: rrpreservation

These are wonderful shots!!! Thank you for sharing them.



Date: 06/05/20 07:12
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: SAAP

Txhighballer Wrote:
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> Anybody have any idea what is left down in Mexico these days?
>
See Mexlist.com



Date: 06/05/20 19:07
Re: US flatcars used in odd service
Author: engrbob

Hector, is that you. The Hector from Tecate?
How are you?
engrbob



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