Re: ACL Freight Car Color

Tim O'Connor

Best place to start may be 10-6 car with 5/5 ends and 6 foot door like the Intermountain kit.
Or even the ancient ATHEARN blue box car, which is just a tad too short for a 10-6 car but may
work nicely for 10-3... :-)

Or just fake it, and use the Red Caboose 10-0 double door. :-P

I thought perhaps Sunshine had done these cars, but no such luck. :-(

Tim O'Connor

On 5/12/2021 10:32 PM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:

ACL 51400 – 52127 built by Pullman Standard in 1941 under Lot 5641.  You can see builder’s photos at


pf2010.03.444a - Pullman State Historic Site - Illinois Digital Archives (


The door opening is 14 feet wide.  The inside height is 10’ 3 ½”.


I am not sure what model might provide the best starting point.


Steve Hile


From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Shumaker
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ACL Freight Car Color


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Speaking of ACL, can you guys ID this car and closest model? Looks like _1675.
Brian Shumaker

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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