ExactRail EE-1756-1 HO Chicago & North Western GSI 48' Depressed Center Flat Car
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|Road Name:||Chicago & North Western|
|Car Type:||GSI 48' Depressed Center Flat Car|
|Color:||Yellow and black|
|Released Date:||February 2011|
|Built / Shopped Date:||7-72 / NEW 7-72|
|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.
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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