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Rock Island 65' 6" Gondola #849

Product Manufacturer: Athearn
Manufacturer Model: ATH23940
Store Item Number: ATH23940
Quantity In Stock: 1

Rock Island 65' 6" Mill Gondola #849

  • Key Features
  • New road numbers
  • Previous production run: August 2011
  • Era: 1941+
  • Three road numbers
  • Factory installed wire grab irons
  • Interior detailing
  • Bettendorf trucks
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Accurately painted and printed
  • Die cast body and underframe
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Screw mounted trucks
  • McHenry operating knuckle couplers
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • Minimum radius: 9 ¾”
  • Recommended radius: 11”
  • Overview
  • 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 plus both end panels were hinged to fold inward. This allowed 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.

Made In: China

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Model Train > Rolling Stock > Freight Car > gondola
Scale: N
Reporting Marks: RI 849
Rock Island (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific)
Rock Island (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific)

Assembly: fully assembled