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N Scale - Prairie Shadows - 6067 - Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel - Algoma Central - 606

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N Scale - Prairie Shadows - 6067 - Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel - Algoma Central - 606 Image Courtesy of Prairie Shadows/Rapido Trains Inc.
Different road number shown


Production Type Announced
Stock Number 6067
Original Retail Price C$32.95
Brand Prairie Shadows
Commissioned By Prairie Shadows
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Gondola 52 Foot Steel
Prototype Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel (Details)
Road or Company Name Algoma Central (Details)
Reporting Marks AC
Road or Reporting Number 606
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Announcement Date 2013-03-14
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 52 Foot
Model Variety Steel
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160


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Specific Item Information: Announced as 2nd run. Still in Pre-Order at certains stores. Release date unknown.

Model Information: The drop-end 52'6" gondola was built in the 1950s for CN, CP and TH&B.
This tooling is owned by Prairie Shadows but actual production is performed via Rapido Trains in their Chinese factory.
It has seen only one run with CP, CB and TH&B road numbers; a second run was announced shortly after the first one in 2013, with more Canadian roadnames (Algoma Central, BC Rail and PGE) as well as a number of US railroads (Lehigh Valley, Conrail, Rio Grande, Western Maryland, Reading, NY Central), but has never been released so far.









It features:
  • Fully detailed sides and interior;
  • Full underbody detail;
  • Die-cast frame for optimum weight;
  • Body mounted Micro-Trains couplers;
  • Correct ride height;
  • Accurate paint and lettering.


Prototype History: In US railroad terminology, a gondola is an open-topped rail vehicle used for transporting loose bulk materials. Because of their low side walls gondolas are also suitable for the carriage of such high-density cargoes as steel plates or coils, or of bulky items such as prefabricated sections of rail track. For weather-sensitive loads, these gondolas are sometimes equipped with covers.

All-steel gondolas date back to the early part of the 20th century. However, most of the early ones were shorter, 40' designs. The ubiquitous 50' steel gondola we see modeled so often today is more along the lines of gondolas produced following the second world war when steel became once again readily available. Generally, they had a capacity of 70 tons and were 52'6" long. The first models of this design were produced by the Erie Railroad and the Greenville Steel Car Co, but nearly identical cars were produced by Pullman, ACF and Bethlehem.

Road Name History: The Algoma Central Railway (reporting mark AC) is a railway in Northern Ontario that operates between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst. It formerly also had a branch line to Michipicoten. The area served by the railway is sparsely populated, with few roads. The railway is well known for its Agawa Canyon tour train and also provides passenger train service along its entire route to canoeists, snowmobilers, cottagers and tourists accessing this wilderness recreation region. The railway connects at its northernmost point with the Ontario Northland Railway and with CN's eastern division to the south. It also intersects with the Canadian Pacific Railway at Franz, ON and with the Huron Central Railway at its southernmost point in the Sault.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information: We focus on quality not quantity. Fair prices and fantastic service are our top priority, but special runs and exclusive items are what set us apart!

It is my hope we can help you make the most of our wonderful hobby. - Jeff Arnold

Commissioner Information: Prairie Shadows Model Railway Co. is a small model railway supply company located in Winnipeg, MB, and owned by Jeff Arnold. They pride themselves in providing solid service and fair prices.
They commissioned several exclusive N scale models to Rapido Trains Inc.


Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-06-03 04:31:17. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-06-03 05:31:30

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