Both the Atlantic Coast Line and the Maine Central had 41' nine-panel
low-side gondolas built in the 1920s and 1930s. The cars were used
for small-volume loads of coal, gravel, sand and fabricated steel parts
that could be loaded manually due to the low height of the sides.
They also were used to transport large irregular object such as
rocks. Eventually, after forty-plus years of revenue service, many
of the cars were moved into maintenance-of-way duty. Some of the
ACL cars survived into Seaboard Coast Line.
This kit contains rapid prototype resin body parts with both flat and stamped ends; etched brass faux steel and wood floor tops, brakebox, and step; steel weight; etched stainless steel grab irons; Atlas Barber S-2 friction-bearing trucks and wheelsets; Micro-Trains® vertical and Miner brakewheels in black and green, stirrups in black and green, diecast fishbelly centersill, and #1015 couplers; and decals with assorted railroads and schemes. Made in U.S.A.
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These products are not toys and are not recommended for children under 14 years of age.
Made in America Series #6003 - ACL/MEC 41' 9-Panel Low-Side Gondola