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For Sale - ACF series by Red Caboose
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Please replies only off list! Mark at euphoriatt dot com
Undecorated 40', 10' 6" IH, 10 Welded Panel sides, Diagonal Roof and R+3/4 ends
$32.00 includes shipping for 5 kits. PayPal Only.
Details below are by Andy Carlson. Thank you Andy for the details.
This car, called the ACF series by Red Caboose, has R+3/4 (current best ID'ing) Late Improved Dreadnaught ends, the so-called "Banana Taper". This rules out any pre-1955 built cars.
These were the cars Red Caboose made from the purchased tooling from Front Range. The tooling was only for the 40' cars, as Accurail acquired the 50' cars' tooling (which underwent surgery by having gouges ground into the sides and ends in the belief that molded-on ladders and grabs was preferred by American hobbyists). Red Caboose actually did a lot of work on their acquired tooling; New doors and other details improved these cars over the FR 40' origins. These former FR cars ended up a big disappointment for Red Caboose, as sales were always dismal, so maybe somewhat vindicating Accurail's mutilations. RC had 6' and 8' riveted versions, along with 6' and 8' welded 40' box cars.
Mark P Stamm
Mark at Euphoriatt dot Com
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