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Fox Valley - 80105 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5347 - Chattahoochee Industrial - 90015

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Stock Number80105
Original Retail Price$17.95
BrandFox Valley
ManufacturerFox Valley
Body StyleFox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5347
Prototype VehicleBoxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5347 (Details)
Road or Company NameChattahoochee Industrial (Details)
Reporting MarksCIRR
Road or Reporting Number90015
Paint Color(s)Blue-Gray
Print Color(s)Black
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date2011-12-01
Release Date2012-06-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeBoxcar
Model Subtype50 Foot
Model VarietyFMC 5347
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Track GaugeN standard

Model Information: These Fox Valley models feature crisp print detail, sharp lettering, Micro-Train couplers and photo-etched walkways.
Prototype History:
It was the mid 1970s, and the incentive per diem box car boom was just beginning. New, brightly painted box cars seemed to appear overnight. Many were lettered for various short lines. FMC (Food Machinery Corporation) was a significant builder of many of these cars. The 50’ outside post, non-terminating end box car, became the foundation for new per diem cars built in the 1970s. The 50’ FMC cars also varied in door configuration and style to better suit each customer. These cars can still be seen today at work (2017) on many ralroads.

The main difference between the 5077 cu. ft cars built by FMC vs the 5277-5347 cu. ft cars built by the same manufacturers is the overall height of the car, the smaller 5077 cars were Plate B while the larger 5277-5347 cars were Plate C.
Road Name History:
The CIRR was chartered in 1961 to build a line between Hilton and Saffold in southern Georgia. Operations began in 1963. For most of its history, the line was owned by paper giant Georgia-Pacific whose huge mill in the area is the source of most of CIRR's traffic. Interchanges are with CSX, NS and Georgia Southwestern. The motto for the Chattahoochee Industrial is "Better by a Dam Site" which appeared on many of their freight cars.

Although the line is just a touch over 15 miles long, around 10 locomotives are required to handle the heavy traffic. From startup into the 90s, most of the work was done with secondhand Alco RS-1’s.

In 2004, Georgia-Pacific sold many of their railroads, the CIRR included, to the Genesee & Wyoming group. Today, the RS-1’s are gone although several have been made into slugs, and secondhand EMD's now do the work.
Brand/Importer Information:
Fox Valley Models is a small supplier of model railroad and related products. FVM started by finding solutions to different challenges that model railroaders were faced with. Our first products resulted from a need to equip custom built passenger cars with tinted windows made of an ideal material; thin, flexible, easy to cut, simple to install, available in multiple colors and be affordable. We met those needs and even included a frosted version for the car's lavatory windows.

Other challenges inspired additional products including wooden grade crossings, trestles and different lineside structures. As our product line expands, input and requests from friends and customers help shape the product selection further.

Future products, under development, include more parts, structures, details and rolling stock. We strive to offer a good quality product at an affordable price.
Item created by: gdm on 2017-06-19 11:57:41

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