Athearn 76508 Rock Island 65' 6 Mill Gondola #2

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Name
Athearn 76508 Rock Island 65' 6 Mill Gondola #2
Taxonomy
HO Modern / Freight Cars / Gondola Cars / Rock Island (RI) / Athearn
Item ID
MT-0404795
Manufacturer
Athearn
Model Number
76508
UPC
797534765085
Weight
.500000
Dimension 1
12
Dimension 2
6
Dimension 3
3

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Description

First built by General American in the early 1940’s the mill gondola was designed for steel mill shipments that required extra length and versatility. The sturdy riveted construction could carry the necessary weight, but its most distinguishing feature is the drop end design. Both end panels were hinged to fold inward, allowing long beams and other extra-length loads to extend beyond the length of the car. When carrying such loads, the mill gondola requires flat cars coupled to both ends to allow clearance of the overhanging load. This model incorporates working drop ends. Gently lift up and push inward to fold the ends down. It is fully assembled and ready for your layout and also features interior detailing, ends that can be lowered for long loads, factory installed metal grab irons, separately applied brake wheel, machined RP25 profile 33 inch metal wheels, McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers, and it is weighted for optimal performance.

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