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ExactRail EE-1803-2 HO Minnesota Dakota & Western FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Car

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Manufacturer: ExactRail
Brand: Evolution Series
Part Number: EE-1803-2
Scale: HO Scale
Reporting Mark: MDW
Road Name: Minnesota Dakota & Western
Car Type: FMC 5277 Combo Door Box Car
Color: White and green
Road Number: 10056
Circa: 1970s - 2010s
Released Date: February 2011
Retired Date:  
Built / Shopped Date: 10-75 / NEW 10-75
Retail Price: $26.95
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.
Features: Precision micro-tooled!
Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
ExactRail's exclusive ASF 70 Ton Ride Control Trucks
Kadee® No. 5® couplers
Finely crafted steel nailable floor and wire grab irons
ExactRail's exclusive separately applied door tracks
Narrow-style draft box featuring shank wedges, striker casting
and full nut and bolt detail
CNC-machined 33" metal wheel sets
Razor sharp printing!
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