in June of 1998 at the TCA convention in Providence Rhode Island I was fortunate to buy reserved convention boxcars. I left 3 rail and liquidated most everything as I thought I was moving to France in 2008. Happily things changed and I stayed here in my beloved USA but minus my trains. Decided to replace most of it and rebuild the layout. So it has been fun replacing once owned. I had some difficulty replacing the convention cars as they were very expensive and somewhat not easy to obtain.
Texas Model Railroad store changed that. This was the last of the replacement items on my list.
These were quite available, affordable, and impeccably packed arrived safe and sound from the Deep South to the New England. They are mint in the box! I recommend the Texas Model Railroad train store.