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    Just a thought of mine:
    By creating your own leasing company you could actually run locomotive types that your favorite RR Company didn’t have.
    I also found a great wikipedia article on reporting marks -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reporting_mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrifterNL View Post
    ... By creating your own leasing company you could actually run locomotive types that your favorite RR Company didn’t have. ...
    That's exactly what happened with Alligator Lines and why it became "The Eclectic Line of the South"!

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    Hi BryanC.
    At first thought I thought “This guy totally missed the point” but after reading on your website “He would not bother to repaint this equipment preferring instead to leave it in is original livery (saving some expenses at the same time)” I guess you partially did get it.

    What I actually meant was that you could model your favorite railroad and have your own favorite locos (that your favorite RR Company never owned) custom painted in your leasing company colors with the appropriate reporting marks and road numbers.

    On your layout your favorite railroad could be leasing a couple of locos from your leasing company and run them in consist.
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    Your own leasing company is a fine idea. I had a similar idea for MOW equipment. As an example, I like work trains. But I model a small short line, unlikely to have their own big hook. What to do? Well, I could model some big railroad's equipment and have it on my layout as "borrowed" equipment. That's prototypical enough. Or on the other hand, I could model whatever work train equipment suits me and label them for a rail services contractor of my own invention. That actually sounds more fun to me.
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    Thumbs up Wow.

    That is a really great idea. I am modeling a subsidiary of WP so that I can have some leeway with switchers. A leasing company is a great idea. I will definitely check out your link.
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    and you could have some fun with the reporting marks.
    By using my last name in my leasing company my reporting mark works out to be WREX “wrecks”.

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    Default Sweet.

    The "user created" subsidiary name I am going with is the Huddly and Pacific. I need to find a pun to go with those initials.
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    FWIW, a 'pun' if you will: - 'The Hardly Specific Co' - you name it, we lease it.

    This would seem to include all the elements you are looking for.

    As I said, FWIW
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    Komata,
    That certainly gave me a chuckle. Good times.
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    Was on my way home from work Saturday when I saw an orange and white machine digging in a field.
    I actually liked the color combination and then it hit me.. maybe the colors for my WREX!
    Hmmmm… something to think about.

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    Being a WP fan...

    I love orange for locos. Orange and Black. Orange and Green. Orange and Silver. Orange gumbo...
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    Try this:

    Pacific Huddly Leasing, Engineering, General Maintenance

    Better known as PHLEM......cough.....cough
    (The voices I hear in my head may not be real, but sometimes they come up with a good idea.)

    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseID View Post
    Try this:

    Pacific Huddly Leasing, Engineering, General Maintenance

    Better known as PHLEM......cough.....cough
    PHLEM....not something you really want to have lol.

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    I am considering this versus having a mis-match of road names out there, paint them in primer black with white lettering - call them 'City Road Services' and give them simple-to-remember road numbers that don't clash with anything. That way, I can run any other roads on my layout, and just use these to give them help as needed without having my stable full of eclectic road names from all over creation and back.

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    Keeping things in context here, this thread is some 27 months old!

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    I was never sure if you wanted us to start new threads when such matters have already been discussed, or add to an old thread as long as the item is within context the content of that thread. If you'd have rather I started a new thread, please let me know and I can do so from now on instead of resurrecting old ones. I meant no offense.

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    It's OK to addto the old thread but it's customary to note the fact that you are resurrecting an oldie. Just helps folks keep the "conversation" in context.

    So when we forget, BryanC hops in and points it out.
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    I missed this one the first time around... but I am modelling a real lease company. Independent Locomotive Service (ILSX) happens to be part owners of the MNN and the SCXY. Part of the reason I did it was to run a little more variety in motive power. ILS own everything from SW1s to GP10 to SD40-3s. The tough part of modelling a lease company is figuring out how to translate that into a railroad. Leasers are good for industries or industrial layouts. I model a branch line that is seeing renewed usage. Here are some shots of some of my favorite ILS engines...
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    *BUMP*! An old thread which still has relevance here. Plus the fact I wasn't a member when it was originally floated....

    I have my own Class 2 Company on my layout called the Montrose and Highland Railroad. Not only that, they have recently bought out the bankrupt Kentucky Northern Railroad which increases their operations.

    Finally, I also have my own leasing company, Henly Locomotive Leasing, reporting mark "HENX". So, I have locos running in three fictitioius liveries on my layout now. Add to that partially repainted locos (MHRR has a partially repainted CPRail SD40-2), and really there is no end to the possibilities.

    The fictitious locos look right at home alongside the usual UP, CSX etc. This is yet another good reason why I stopped modelling railways in the UK, and went with the far more interesting US operations.

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    Yah! It's in interesting thread, worth bumping—thanks! A good solution for modelers that don't want to go too far off-track (forgive the pun) when attempting to model their out-of-prototype locos and other equipment. This was the original intent of me buying a GATX SD60 leasing loco (just bought it—getting it on Monday!). So far, I'm 100% Southern Pacific (in freight), and wanted to mix it up a little without having to add multiple UP and/or SantaFe locos.

    As far as I can tell, GATX generally leases locos more in the northeast and midwest, but I figured I could get away with a leased loco in California, especially since GATX actually has operations (tank-car leasing?), and offices in California. I did find a photo of an old junker GATX switcher in California in locophotos.com.

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