N.Y.C.T.L. management recently purchased a used CB&Q coil car numbered 18300. The model was first released by A.H.M. in 1972 under their 5202 series. The car arrived on N.Y.C.T.L. rails with talgo mounted horn hook couplers and plastic wheels. The car was sent to the back shop and emerged with knuckle couplers installed in new body mounted coupler boxes, new Atlas trucks with Intermountain metal wheel sets and additional weight. The car was dull coated and put into revenue service.
The prototype coil car was built by Evans in 1966 was classified as a 100 ton coil car. The car was purchased by the B&LE and P&LE.