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BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« on: June 10, 2010, 02:57:47 PM »
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Curious to know what would the ACL 4000CD covered hopper have carried in it's life? Phosphate out of Florida? Grain / feed?
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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 03:05:45 PM »
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Ask, and you shall receive:

Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
   These cars feature the traditional 1964 as-built “Federal Yellow” paint with large “Atlantic Coast Line” lettering scheme.  These cars served in various feed grain services as well as mineral origins from Florida's famed “Bone Valley.”  These cars served all of North America.  For CSX modelers, these cars are usable in ACL marks as well as CSXT repaints.
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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 03:14:50 PM »
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Ask, and you shall receive:


It that case I would like to ask for this model in the Milwaukee Road scheme! I haven't purchased the ExactRail version (yet) but keep getting tempted.

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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 04:30:46 PM »
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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 08:35:54 PM »
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Thanks Craig... I now recall reading that on the BLMA website. Highschool experimentation rearing its head again  :-\

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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 09:12:32 PM »
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Thanks Craig... I now recall reading that on the BLMA website. Highschool experimentation rearing its head again  :-\

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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 12:36:50 PM »
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Thanks Craig... I now recall reading that on the BLMA website. Highschool experimentation rearing its head again  :-\

Potash

Something like that...
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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 01:57:14 PM »
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ACL 89100-89189 delivered with Polyclutch lining specifically for grain service.

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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 02:32:02 PM »
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ACL 89100-89189 delivered with Polyclutch lining specifically for grain service.

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I guess by the time they made it to my layout they were used in phosphate, potash or other mineral service. I can't think of much justification for them coming up to Canada hauling grain... though BN, BNSF and ATSF grain cars are spotted in the Cavan Agri Service often siding on CP's Havelock Sub, so anything is possible. I just think they'd look good weathered with some white residue streaking down the sides.

Craig... when are your June announcements expected?
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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010, 02:38:02 PM »
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Craig... when are your June announcements expected?

We're going to hold new announcements this month for the NMRA Show.  Things are slowing down, however.  By the end of this summer we'll announce TWO all-new freight cars in N Scale (one also in HO), a new truck style, and more... 
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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2010, 06:24:10 PM »
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Two new freightcars...? Can't wait  :)

Hopefully bulk packs of BLMA trucks are in the works...
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Re: BLMA ACL hopper... what's inside?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2010, 01:26:30 PM »
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We're going to hold new announcements this month for the NMRA Show.  Things are slowing down, however.  By the end of this summer we'll announce TWO all-new freight cars in N Scale (one also in HO), a new truck style, and more... 

Nice! I spoke with Matt P this weekend and I hope one of those announcements is what I have been waiting for!

It that case I would like to ask for this model in the Milwaukee Road scheme! I haven't purchased the ExactRail version (yet) but keep getting tempted.

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