Eastern Seaboard Models
fine scale reproductions of North American eastern railroad prototypes
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Waldwick, New Jersey  07463-0301  U.S.A.
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Made in America Series
Item 6003
 
ESM6003
 
41' Nine-Panel Low-Side Gondola Kit
Atlantic Coast Line / Maine Central

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  Camera   undecorated   1930-1990   Sep 2017   $40.00   Discontinued Jan 2018  Not Available

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