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My wife and I were traveling through northern New Mexico on our way to Colorado – we happened to cross paths with this …

Here’s a closeup …

Just not something you get to see on a daily basis – looks like they might be 737 variants (??) … maybe C40’s … ❓

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No Mark ya silly, they’re just stylized new sleeper cars that LOOK like 737s. Come on, get out of your cave and come into the 21st century.
:yo

That is pretty wild actually

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😯 That brings home the scale of the train ,now you zoomed in on the fuselage you can se how big the rest of the vehicles are 😯 Nice turquoise colour.

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July 3, 2011 - 7:54 am
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Ah,yes,new low cost way to ‘train’ pilots.

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July 3, 2011 - 11:17 am
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I’ve seen trains carrying similar loads on both of my visits to Billings, MT. They were headed west, I assume to Seattle.

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July 4, 2011 - 3:37 pm
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The “turquoise” color is alodine primer.
Below is a link on the stuff. My EAA chapter members use it priming the aluminum aircraft they build. Raymond
Alodininghttp://www.eaa1000.av.org/tech…..lodine.htm – Jul 10, 1997 ??“ Why would anyone want to alodine aluminum? … Advantages of alodining compared to other coatings such as primer or anodizing: …

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July 4, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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How cool is that?!

I think that’s the same coating we used to have on all interior surfaces of our F-15’s (late 80’s) – I think Boeing adopted the process after they acquired McDonnell Douglas.

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July 5, 2011 - 3:10 pm
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No Mark ya silly, they’re just stylized new sleeper cars that LOOK like 737s. Come on, get out of your cave and come into the 21st century.
:yo

Mike, Mike, Mike … Too much time above Mach (??) 😎

Always wondered what Boeing did with their surplus inventory …

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I’m not sure about the “coating” … almost appeared to be some sort of wrap – the kind you see on new cars etc. – it had a very plastic finish to it.

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I saw the same train while traveling from Colorado Springs to Denver. I tried to find out where they would have been shipped from. Does anyone know?

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Mac and Mark could have crossed paths enroute!

Interesting pics.

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The fuselages are 737s manufactured in Wichita, KS. I read the coating is a spray on, chemical conversion coating to protect the components from corrosion. It is removed at the factory prior to painting.

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I find it amazing that those planes are not covered for transport to combat graffiti.

Mark was too fast for me.

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I drove my wife crazy with that train … 😯

I stopped a dozen times to take photos – speed up, get ahead of the train – get out take photos – repeat.

I have about 36 photos if anyone’s interested 😎

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I almost ran off the road seeing those planes on the train.
Mark was right they are manufactured in Wichita. They are manufacured by Spirit AeroSystems.
http://www.spiritaero.com/abou…..px?id=2729
It is wild how many sub manufacturers there are for an airliner.

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I almost ran off the road seeing those planes on the train.
Mark was right they are manufactured in Wichita. They are manufacured by Spirit AeroSystems.
http://www.spiritaero.com/abou…..px?id=2729
It is wild how many sub manufacturers there are for an airliner.

i used to work in the aerospace heat treatment industry in lancashire in the UK , we collected many individual parts from many individual sub contractors as well as rolls royce , salmesbury, warton etc etc one that amazed me was going to a place in burnley nr blackburn walking into the reception and thinking ” that object looks fammiliar !!” i thaught for a while where i had seen it , then it clicked it was an extra unused one but they were the manufacturers of the all metal wheels for Richard Nobles thrust SSC and there was one in its raw form in front of me

but yep it is amazing how many are involved i think wings are still made in chester UK for the airbus then flown in the beluga over to tulouse in france

it looks as if sometimes they are probably covered railway waggons as there seems to be framework there for covering provision

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Actually, i do seem them quite often….every time they ship them. One of the stopping points is in Kansas City and they park those trains/planes right along side US 169 highway. Depending on whether you are in the North or South bound lane, you can get withing 50 ft of them sometimes.

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Living here in lake stevens wa i see this very often. we are only 5 min from the main track from Kansas cityThey sometims sit on a pull out track near Snohomish on the way to Renton where the 737 is assembled.Really cool to see.usually 3-4 bodys just like that..

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So were the wings not added before the trip or were they sliced off in a tunnel 😕 🙄

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