EP-80309-4 - Greenville 60' Double Plug Door Box Car : NS : 655190
EP-80309-3 - Greenville 60' Double Plug Door Box Car : NS : 655189
EP-80309-2 - Greenville 60' Double Plug Door Box Car : NS : 655184
EP-80309-1 - Greenville 60' Double Plug Door Box Car : NS : 655181
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Introduced in 1972, the Greenville 60' Double Plug Door Box Car was built for auto parts service. Railroads contributed freight cars as a part of equipment pools, and these pools served the automobile manufacturing and supply facilities of automobile makers. The equipment pools were constituted in such a way that there wasn't correspondence between the paint schemes of railroad equipment and the home rails of the facilities which these cars served. Once in a pool, one paint scheme was as likely to be seen as another, and some cars were hardly ever seen on home rails. For the majority of its service life, the Greenville 60' Double Plug Door box cars were assigned to Ford Motor Plant in Lima, Ohio--as designated by the pool number 322. The Greenville 60' Double Plug Door cars were then distributed across service routes to facilities across the country which used this component.
Autoparts traffic was hot for the railroad. Not all automobile manufacturing facilities inventoried parts. They were received by the railroads in just-in-time' fashion to keep assembly lines fluid. As a result, a delay from the railroad could mean that entire assembly lines would halt for lack of parts. The jobs of switching these facilities were only extended to sr. engineers of good record. As one engineer reported, cars would move in and out of the facilities in such a way as to sync with the demands of the assembly line. Switching the facility was an intricate dance with no tolerance for error.
Just like the prototype, ExactRail's Greenville 60' Double Plug Door Box Car is sure to be hot. Enjoy the Next Generation of Model Railroading today.
•Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
•Factory installed Kadee #58 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!
•Wire grab irons and brake rods
•Razor sharp painting and printing
•Wire coupler cut levers and separately applied air hoses
•Etched metal Morton style roof walk and brake platfrom
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