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N Scale - The Freight Yard - 9301 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 2600 - Brach's Candy - 43467

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N Scale - The Freight Yard - 9301 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 2600 - Brach Image Courtesy of N Scale Enthusiast


Stock Number 9301
Brand The Freight Yard
Manufacturer Atlas
Body Style Atlas Covered Hopper GATX Airslide
Prototype Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 2600 (Details)
Road or Company Name Brach's Candy (Details)
Reporting Marks GACX
Road or Reporting Number 43467
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 2-Bay Centerflow
Model Variety Airslide
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: 1939 - 1957
Scale 1/160


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Model Information: This body style first appears in the 1992 Atlas catalogs, marked as "Coming in early '92". The first release was produced in six road names plus and undecorated car. The early production was performed in Atlas' New Jersey facility, but when Atlas moved all their toolings to China in the late 1990s, this mold was moved.

Prototype History:
The airslide covered hopper was introduced by General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) in 1953. Approx. 5000 of the 2600 cu. ft. cars were built between that year and 1969. The airslide is primarily designed for the bulk shipment of dry, granular or powdered commodities. The design of that car is such that it can be loaded and unloaded quickly and with little spillage through the use of air pressure. The most common commodities carried include: flour, sugar, starch, plastic pellets, cement, powdered chemicals and carbon black.

he Airslide was first patented in 1953, the same year Pullman Standard introduced their PS-2. What made the car unique was a set of fabric membranes in the hopper bays. Made of tightly woven cotton and treated with silicone, the Airslide® membranes were moisture-proof but allowed air to pass through. Compressed air was supplied at the unloading site and passed through the membrane up into the load. This aerated the load, allowing it to flow easily through the hoppers.

Road Name History:
Brach's Confections /ˈbrɑːks/ is a candy and sweets company headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. In November 2007, Brach's Confections was sold to Farley's & Sathers Candy Company and then in 2012, it merged with the Ferrara Pan Candy Company to form the Ferrara Candy Company. It is known as "America's Candy Maker" to pay tribute to their long tradition of making and selling candies in the United States since 1904.

Founded in 1904 by Emil J. Brach, he invested his life savings, $1,000, in a storefront candy store. He named it "Brach's Palace of Sweets" and it was located at the corner of North Avenue and Towne Street in Chicago, Illinois. With his sons Edwin and Frank, he started with one kettle. Investing in additional equipment he was able to lower his production costs and sell his candy for 20 cents per pound, well below the more typical 50 cents per pound his competitors were charging. By 1911 his production had reached 50,000 pounds per week.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information: Premiere Editions, also known as The Freight Yard, does custom decoration and special runs of other manufacturers N Scale products.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-01-06 10:40:00. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-25 13:12:48

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