ExactRail 60-Foot Boxcars Arrive
ExactRail's October special is the 60' Berwick 7327 Hi-Cube Boxcar for $28.95, $10.00 off the MSRP. I had not considered purchasing any of these; however, the special got me looking at them. The NW cars are really sharp and sealed the deal for me. So the October order was started. I chose two of the NW cars as well as a Missouri Pacific and a Chessie System (B&O) car.
While perusing their site I happened to notice that the ExactRail 62' PC&F Insulated Box Cars in the Santa Fe BX-210 "Gothic Repaint" scheme were in stock. As with most things Santa Fe, they sell out quickly so I figured it was now or never for these models.
These cars are perfect for my era and are a nice fit for the transcontinental bridge traffic on the Meridian Speedway. When I worked in Fresno one of my pet trains was the H-MODSEL (Modesto, CA to Selkirk, NY) which carried lots of beer and Gallo wine from the San Joaquin Valley to points east with blocks of cars to set out at Barstow and Kansas City with the balance forwarded to the east via a Conrail connection at Streator, IL.
These cars will nicely compliment the BLMA BX-166 Santa Fe insulated boxcars which I plan to purchase in the near future.
Having received the cars today and personally inspected them, I am thrilled to have them in my fleet. These cars are beautiful!
Cars received are:
PC&F 62' Insulated Boxcars: ATSF 625378, ATSF 625397, ATSF 625410, and ATSF 625424
Berwick 60' 7327 CUFT Boxcars: B&O 410305, MP 269058, NW 604569, and NW 604580