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 & Road Numbers:
EX-1406-18 - 138145
EX-1406-17 - 138132
EX-1406-16 - 138121
EX-1406-15 - 138118
EX-1406-14 - 138113
EX-1406-13 - 138107
EX-1406-12 - 138098
EX-1406-11 - 138092
EX-1406-10 - 138087
EX-1406-9 - 138071
EX-1406-7 - 138053
EX-1406-6 - 138049
EX-1406-5 - 138032
EX-1406-4 - 138030
EX-1406-3 - 138029
EX-1406-2 - 138016
EX-1406-1 - 138004
HO Scale: FMC 4000 Gondola - Chicago North Western
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