Beginning in the 1970s, the output of Western coal production became significant. With this increase in output, the demand for rotary coal-type gondolas increased as well.
Nearly all of the car manufacturers of the time, such as FMC, Pullman-Standard, Evans, Ortner and Greenville, introduced competitive rotary coal gondolas in a market already
dominated by Thrall. Billed as "A rugged, high-mileage coal car for unit-train operation with rotary dumping service," FMC's 4000 Coal Gondola was successful among utility companies of the mid-west. The Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Central Power & Light Company, and Southwestern Electric Power Company were clients of FMC, and since that time, these cars have passed into the second-ownership of companies like RTI Railway Services. Today, the FMC Gondola, and the similar gondolas of other manufacturers, are used in scrap and tie replacement services everywhere.
ExactRail is pleased to offer the all-new FMC 4000 High Side Gondola! Available in 6 paint schemes and undecorated kits, the FMC 4000 High Side Gondola is now available
•Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
•Factory installed Kadee No.5 coupler
•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 with all new metal axles!
•Razor sharp painting and printing
This Product sold out on the original ExactRail.com Here is a list of previously released skus
EX-1404-18 - 569554
EX-1404-17 - 569541
EX-1404-16 - 569537
EX-1404-15 - 569532
EX-1404-14 - 569530
EX-1404-13 - 569529
EX-1404-12 - 569523
EX-1404-11 - 569518
EX-1404-10 - 569510
EX-1404-9 - 569506
EX-1404-8 - 569499
EX-1404-7 - 569497
EX-1404-6 - 569484
EX-1404-5 - 569472
EX-1404-4 - 569465
EX-1404-3 - 569463
EX-1404-2 - 569458
EX-1404-1 - 569451
HO Scale: FMC 4000 Gondola - Burlington Northern
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