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Uncataloged Rail King O Gauge Rt. 66 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar Series Announced

May 23, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains is producing a series of uncataloged RailKing O Gauge 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar in special Rt. 66 liveries for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Trainworld in Brooklyn, New York. Each car is limited in production and is anticipated to arrive in August 2022.

Item No. 30-71099 Rt. 66 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar
Cruis'n USA
Pre-Order Price: $59.99 (plus freight)
Click HERE to order.

ABOUT THE 50’ DOUBLE DOOR PLUGGED BOXCAR

While usually referred to as an insulated boxcar, the prototype for this car, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), is technically a bunkerless refrigerator car, class RBL. Built by Evans Products Company at Blue Island, Illinois from 1969-1977, these cars were designed for shipments that need protection from temperature extremes but do not require refrigeration. They have hardwood floors and at least 3" of insulation in their sides, ends, and roofs. Produce is a common cargo. The cars’ length and wide 16’ door openings have also made them popular with plywood and lumber shippers.

In contrast with typical sliding doors, the plug doors on these cars are pulled into the door opening when the door is latched. This produces a nearly watertight and airtight seal, protecting the load and helping to keep a more constant inside temperature. A cushioned underframe also helps protect the load from shock, hence the "DF" (for "damage-free") logo found on some of these cars.

Evans Products built nearly 4.400 of these cars, selling or leasing them to a large number of North American railroads and private owners. Although the last of these cars are nearing the end of their allowable 40-year service life, they can still be found in U.S. freight trains today.

Order directly from:

Trainworld
751 McDonald Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718-436-7072

www.trainworld.com
Orders@trainworld.com

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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

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