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1947-1948 40' autocar for GM&O - with 4/4 IDN ends

Part Number: PC-3305-P

Price: $311.00

The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad ordered and took delivery of 50 40' autocars in January of 1947.  Built by American Car & Foundry as Lot 2951, they were assigned Series 35250-35299 by the GM&O.   In January of 1948, the GM&O took delivery of an additional 80 like cars from AC&F under Lot 3142, and assigned Series numbers 35300-35379.

They were equipped with 4/4 Improved  Dreadnaught ends from Standard Steel's Chicago plant with "W" design corners, Youngstown doors with a 14' opening, Apex running boards and brake step, Equipco hand brake assembly, Royal F Brake Regulator, A-3 Ride Control solid bearing trucks , floor tubes for chain storage and 8 rung ladders.
The all brass Protocraft model has been carefully replicated by BooRim Precision in Korea using AC&F drawings supplied by the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis with consultant Ed Hawkins.  The all brass trucks have ball bearings for easy rolling and sintered steel smooth-back wheels.  Models are designed to accept the Kadee or Protocraft coupler box.  Only 30 models built.  Part #3305-O for O scale and #3305-P for Proto:48. Correct decal sets from Protocraft Decals.

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