Both the Atlantic Coast Line and the Maine Central had eight-ribbed
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
polyurethane resin body parts, with both flat and corrugated ends; etched
brass faux steel and wood floor tops, brakebox, and step; brass weight;
BLMA pre-formed stainless steel grab irons and ASF A-3 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.
Click here for the assembly guide and suggested decoration schemes. Made in U.S.A.
|ESM#||Reporting Marks||Era||Release Date||List Price||Current Status|
|600300||undecorated||1930-1990||Sep 2017||$40.00||Discontinued Jan 2018|
These products are not toys and are not recommended for children under 14 years of age.
Made in America Series #6003 - ACL/MEC 41' Low-Side Gondola