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Athearn - Item No. ATH-1948
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HO 65' Mill Gondola, CSX #490587

$34.77
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Working drop ends

Separetely applied wire grab irons

Interior detailing

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Working drop ends. Gently lift up & push inward to fold ends down.
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Interior detailing
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Machined metal wheels and RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Decorated models fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

First built by General American in the early 1940’s, the mill gondola was designed for steel mill shipments that required extra length and versatility. The sturdy riveted construction could carry the necessary weight plus both end panels were hinged to fold inward. This allowed long beams and other extra-length loads to extend beyond the length of the car. When carrying such loads, the mill gondola requires flat cars coupled to both ends to allow clearance of the overhanging load.

Product Specs

Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day
Full Road Name
CSX
Scale
HO
Axles
4
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Minimum Radius
18"
Reporting Mark
CSXT