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N Scale - ExactRail - EN-51203-1 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Evans 5277 - East Erie Commercial - 3206

N Scale - ExactRail - EN-51203-1 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Evans 5277 - East Erie Commercial - 3206

Stock Number EN-51203-1
Original Retail Price $22.95
Brand ExactRail
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Evans 5277 Late
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Evans 5277 (Details)
Road or Company Name East Erie Commercial (Details)
Reporting Marks EEC
Road or Reporting Number 3206
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) Black, White, and Yellow
Coupler Type McHenry Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Injection Molded Plastic
Release Date 2011-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Single Sliding Door Rib Side Evans 5277 Late
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160

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Prototype History: With the Per Diem rules implemented by the US government to encourage railroads to purchase more boxcars, boxcar manufacturing roared into gear in the 1970s. Every major manufacturer cranked out 50 foot boxcars to satisfy the deman. Evans was no exception. Empowered by its acquisition of United States Railway Equipment (USRE), Evans-USRE boxcars became ubiquitous during the IPD boxcar boom of the 1970s. With modern upgrades such as box-corrugated, non-terminating ends, Stanray X-panel overhanging roof, and riveted car sides near the end posts, the Evans-USRE 5277 is a classic boxcar of the IPD era.

The former Evans railcar repair facility in Springfield OR is now owned/operated by Gunderson.

Road Name History: The East Erie Commercial Railroad is a single-track, standard-gage, electrically operated railway, located within the State of Pennsylvania. The main line extends northeasterly from Erie to near Harborcreek, including a line entirely around the plant of the General Electric Company. The main line mileage aggregates 6.726 miles. The carrier also owns and uses 3.632 miles of yard tracks and sidings, making a total of 10.358 miles of all tracks. The carrier grants trackage rights to the General Electric Company over a portion of its railroad.

The EEC was incorporated October 17, 1907, under general laws of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating a railroad for public use, principally to serve the General Electric Company. The date of organization was October 19, 1907. A supplemental charter dated January 25, 1910, was granted under the same general laws of Pennsylvania.

That portion of the main line of the EEC known as the "Loop" was constructed for it by the General Electric Company in connection with the building of its plant. Work was begun on October 22, 1907, but the records do not indicate date of completion. Commercial operation was begun in 1911. Construction of the Eastern Division, extending from Franklin Road to Harborcreek Township, about 4 miles, was begun about July 1, 1915. Contracts were made with the General Electric Company for the electric work at cost plus overhead and for the excavation and grading on force account basis, the balance of the work being done by carrier's own forces.

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Brand/Importer Information: Dedicated to creating replicas that continue to define standards for precision and authenticity, through its unique expertise in mold creation and product design, Provo, Utah based ExactRail has produced some of the industry's most acclaimed models; true benchmarks for quality over the last decade.

With the N-Scale Series, ExactRail offers precision micro-tooled replicas in 1:160 scale. Each model features fine-scale detail, expert hand-assembly and the finest finish-work in the industry. ExactRail's N-scale Series offers enthusiasts innovative small scale replicas with unprecedented quality and design.

Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-20 21:13:53. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-16 10:28:24

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