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ExactRail EE-1754-3 HO Southern Railway GSI 48' Depressed Center Flat Car

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Manufacturer: ExactRail
Brand: Evolution Series
Part Number: EE-1754-3
Scale: HO Scale
Reporting Mark: SOU
Road Name: Southern Railway
Car Type: GSI 48' Depressed Center Flat Car
Color: Oxide Red and white
Scheme:
Road Number: 90131
Circa:
Released Date: February 2011
Retired Date:  
Built / Shopped Date: 6-56 / SOU 6-56
Retail Price: $26.95
Availability: Out of Stock
Notes: General Steel Industries (GSI) offered one-piece cast-steel underframes in which the sill, body bolsters, cross bearers, draft pockets, couplers and carriers were combined into a single steel casting. These underframes were popular for Depressed Center Flats because the design maximized load strength while minimizing vertical height of fabricated underframes.

Generally designed with a specialty commodity in mind, Depressed Center Flat Cars are unique. In addition to the GSI cast steel designs, Depressed Center Flats were frequently fabricated by a railroad's home shop and familiar builders­ ? such as Thrall, and were also built by a host of specialty builders, such as Maxson, Norca and Kasgro.

Given the rarity of all designs, ExactRail combined elements common to key prototypes to offer a Depressed Center Flat with both interesting and characteristic features. Perhaps closest in design to the Conrail (ex-Erie Lackawanna) FE42A Class Depressed Flat, ExactRail's Depressed Center Flat is a good stand-in for similar TTX/QTTX, Southern and CNW cars. With perforated GSI-style decks and intricately lettered car sides, ExactRail's 48' Depressed Center Flat will turn heads just like the prototypes.
Features: Precision micro-tooled!
Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
Factory installed Kadee® No. 5® couplers
Narrow-style draft box featuring shank wedges,
striker casting and full nut and bolt detail
ExactRail's exclusive ASF 100 Ton Ride Control Trucks
CNC-machined metal wheel sets
Razor sharp painting and printing
Wire grab irons and GSI-style perforated deck
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