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42001-00 Fruit Growers Express 50' RBL Plt B 7+7ADR 12-2 ctr door UNDEC KIT

42001-00 Fruit Growers Express 50' RBL Plt B 7+7ADR 12-2 ctr door UNDEC KIT


In 1965 Fruit Growers Express at their Alexandria, VA plant started to build a custom car design for the Procter and Gamble Company (P&G) of Cincinnati, OH. P&G specifically required a 12-foot wide door opening and FGE re-design their popular insulated boxcar designs to the customers requests. 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, this included the unique 7+7 ADR (alternate double rivet pattern). These CADILLACs of the FGE fleet were insulated (foamed-in-place), had a proven 20-inch cushioned underframe (Keystone and Freight-Saver), all had Evans DFB Bulkhead loaders and Evans Side-wall Fillers as per customer specifications for palletized loads. Very late in their careers once off P&G service they have been used  for other assignments like beer loading at Coors, Golden, CO, amongst 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 ADR 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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