ExactRail EE-1803-1 HO Minnesota Dakota & Western FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Car
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|Road Name:||Minnesota Dakota & Western|
|Car Type:||FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Car|
|Color:||White and green|
|Circa:||1970s - 2010s|
|Released Date:||February 2011|
|Built / Shopped Date:||10-75 / NEW 10-75|
|Availability:||Out of Stock|
|Notes:||In May and June 1978, the American Rail Box Car Company (Railbox) sought a unique design of the 77-Ton Plate C Box Car from FMC. These cars had 6' plug doors in addition to the regular 10' Youngstown slider. With an original fleet of more than 1,950 cars, the "Combo Door" ABOX car has become a Railbox era classic.
Through October 1984 to July 1985, Canadian National (CN) acquired second-hand nearly 1,000 of the original ABOX FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Cars. These cars were repainted Tuscan Red by CN's Moncton, N.B. shops. Others were pressed into immediate service in original ABOX paint with reporting marks restenciled for CN.
Additionally, the Minnesota Dakota and Western Railway (MDW) acquired a variant version of the FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Car through SSI leasing. These cars were uniquely equipped with EOC cushioning and eight panels to the right of the 10' sliding Youngstown door. MDW acquired these cars in November 1976, dressing them in colorful green and white paint schemes giving tribute to Minnesota's lumber industries.
ExactRail is pleased to offer the all-new FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Car. ExactRail offers two versions of Stanray X-panel non-overhanging roofs, 6-rib Stanray non-terminating ends, 6' plug and 10' Youngstown doors and separately applied details.
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