11006 ROCK 1979 repaint, GA 50' RBL Sill 1/ 10'6" Offset Door/ Wide Rods
Some of the original Rock Island purchased cars were repainted in 1979 to the new ROUTE ROCK scheme. This set of cars represent a series that were equipped with DF-2 loaders. Notice in a first for moloco is a non-roofwalk, cut down ladders on the A end and double Third Arms on the plug doors which we mandated and added during the repainting.
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)