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The Freight Yard - 2408A - Gondola, Woodchip, Welded Sides - Boise Cascade - 10452

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Stock Number2408A
Original Retail Price$22.35
BrandThe Freight Yard
ManufacturerLBF Company
Body StyleE&C Gondola 63 Foot Woodchip
Prototype VehicleGondola, Woodchip, Welded Sides (Details)
Road or Company NameBoise Cascade (Details)
Reporting MarksMDT
Road or Reporting Number10452
Paint Color(s)Dark Green
Print Color(s)White
Additional Markings/SloganBuilding Products
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountTruck-Mount
Wheel TypeInjection Molded Plastic
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Series NamePremiere Editions
Release Date2004-01-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeGondola
Model Subtype63 Foot
Model VarietyWoodchip, Welded Sides
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)

Model Information: E&C shops originally designed this tooling in the late 1960's. It was later acquired by LBF and then by Hubert's and as of recently by InterMountain. Cars come factory equipped with Micro-TrainsĀ® trucks/couplers and come with a loads. Examples can be found with E&C, LBF and Hubert's branding. InterMountain (as of 2/2020) has not yet produced a release though announced under its 'Value Line by InterMountain' range.
Prototype History:
Wood chips are used to make paper, and particle board and sometimes even burned as fuel. The early woodship cars were built by adding high sides to gondolas, or can-opener-ing boxcars (cutting the roofs off and welding up the doors).
While this worked for a while (some of them are still in service), the 1960's saw the introduction of specialized gondolas and hoppers designed specifically for wood chips.
Large 60- to 65- foot gondolas became the preferred style. Most are around 6,000 to 6,800 cf capacity. FMC, NCS and Pacific Car & Foundry built a specific type with smooth sides and interior braces.
Road Name History:
Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC), which uses the trade name Boise Cascade, is an American manufacturer and distributor of lumber & building materials.

Boise Cascade Wood Products manufactures plywood, engineered wood products, lumber, and particleboard and supplies a broad line of wood products and building materials through Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution's 33 distribution locations. Boise Cascade Company is a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BCC.

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Minnesota Dakota and Western Railway (reporting mark MDW) is a shortline railroad operating 4 miles of track between International Falls and Ranier, Minnesota as well as between International Falls and Fort Frances, Ontario via the Fort Frances ? International Falls International Bridge, which is jointly owned by MDW and Abitibi Consolidated. The railroad serves the paper mills in both International Falls and Fort Frances. The railroad interchanges with Canadian National Railway at Ranier.

In 2005 the railroad handled 11,841 carloads of wood pulp, pulpwood, chemicals, raw materials and finished paper. The railroad has a fleet of more than 3100 railcars.

Originally a subsidiary of Boise Cascade designed to serve its paper mills, the MDW was created in 1910.

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Brand/Importer Information:
The Freight Yard was a hobby shop that did custom decoration and special runs of other manufacturers' N Scale products. It sold its custom products under several brands or collections: Premiere Editions, by The Freight Yard and Dreams Design.
It was located in Anaheim, California and then moved to 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Established in the late 1980s, it stopped business under this name by the end of the 2000s.
The Freight Yard was owned and operated by Darren J. Cohen. Darren is now operating North Valley Trains.
The Freight Yard / Premiere Editions runs are usually available in series of two to twelve different numbers (suffixed A to M, with I not used).
The first two digits of the stock number correspond to the release year (9x being 199x, and 2x being 200x).
Item created by: Alain LM on 2022-11-23 00:58:23

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