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33001-00 Fruit Growers Express 50' RBL Plt B 7+7R 10 ctr door UNDEC KIT

33001-00 Fruit Growers Express 50' RBL Plt B 7+7R 10 ctr door UNDEC KIT

$46.00

In 1963 Fruit Growers Express at their Alexandria, VA plant started to build a standard car design for the RBL market. Specifically a centered 10-foot wide door opening was central to the insulated boxcar design (specific door opening ranged from 10-1 to 10-2). This popular configuration spread across the most reporting marks of all the FGE catalogued items. FGE purchased their underframes already pre-assembled by fabricators Berwick in PA they were shipped to the Alexandria plant to be rivet assembled. The entire boxcar was riveted together from the bottom up, in the 7+7 R pattern. These were insulated (foamed-in-place), had a proven 20-inch cushioned underframe (Keystone, Hydra-Cushion and Freight-Saver), many types and configurations and combinations of loaders were used as per customer specifications. Many were leased and then re-leased a few times more, passing from one set of reporting marks to others.

Design features faithfully rendered in the kit

  • Overhanging Stanray roof with the first CORRECT Morton Roofwalk and crossover platforms
  • Perfect to prototype Stanray T3-4 welded ends, with separate roofwalk end bracket
  • NEW car sides FGE signature rivetted, with FGE style ladders, with specific prototype door stops, door gussets and sill design
  • 3 types FGE cushioned frame and floor configurations depending on prototype with Moloco's cushioned draft gear coupler boxes
  • Choice of 3 types of cushioning devices, Hydra-Cushion, Keystone and Freight-Saver
  • NEW MOLOCO Ride-Control 70t Roller Bearing trucks
  • Rubber airhoses the first in the industry by Moloco

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