11005 MP delivery, GA 50' RBL Sill 1/ 10'6" Offset Door/ Wide Rods
The Mopac purchased these 100 cars built in November 1964, 780050-780149. The lettering reflects the features and equipment for the car, Cushion Car, Insulated, Load Divider, Keystone 20 Underframe. Two of the car numbers were assigned at delivery it seems, 780126 on the Wabash in Decatur, IL and 780130 on the Mopac in Kansas City.
In 1962 General American Corp. started to build their most popular insulated boxcar designs, a refinement of their proven 1950s design. One of the major developments for the car design and unique to General America was it's all welded body construction, where only the roof was bolted on after insulation. These CADILLACs of the boxcar market were insulated, had 20-inch cushioned underframes, and a variety of load restraining devices per customer specifications.
- Newly tooled Overhanging Stanray roof
- Perfect to prototype Stanray R3-4 welded ends, with GA style ladders and crossover platforms
- Car sides welded, with GA style ladders, fitted with specific to prototype door stops, door gussets and sill design
- Prototype correct handbrake specific to customer orders
- General American cushioned frame and floor configurations depending on prototype with Moloco's cushioned draft gear coupler boxes
- Appropriate cushioning devices, Hydra-Cushion or Keystone
- Appropriate to prototype trucks
- Rubber airhoses (MOLOCO)