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Saturday, March 15, 2014

CB&Q Coil Car Joins the Fleet

Greetings Blog Followers,

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.

CB&Q coil car #18300 sits in North Side Yard awaiting pick up 

3 comments:

  1. I've always liked the look of these cars although the clam shell covers reportedly didn't perform well on the prototype. There were problems with the lids jamming or dropping unexpectedly. I have seven of them in P&LE and B&LE colors that I patched for my freelanced road. Nice updates on yours!

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    1. Thanks Ralph! This is the first model of this car that I bought where the hood actually latches. Have two others, B&LE units, that suffer the same problems as the prototype.

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    2. Nice to know that AHM and Bachmann modeled the car so accurately! :)

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