ExactRail HO Scale: FMC 5327 12' Plug Door Boxcar - East Camden and Highland '10-1979 - As-Delivered'
In 1979, FMC Corporation built 10’-6 and 12’-0 plug door versions of its 5327 exterior post boxcar. Of the two versions, the 12’-0 plug door is the most distinctive. The wide plug door on a 50’ exterior post car was very modern for this era. Originally the 5327 Boxcars were delivered to Chattahoochee Industrial Railway, East Camden & Highland, Minnesota Dakota & Western, and New Orleans Public Belt. The cars went on to multiple second, third and now fourth hand owners. Most were patched over but some did go on to be repainted.
About the East Camden and Highland '10-1979 - As-Delivered' Paint Scheme:
In our opinion, the East Camden & Highland orange and white scheme is one the most iconic to come out of the 1970s and IPD era on a boxcar. The era was known for bright paint schemes but these always managed to stand out. The EACH received multiple deliveries of the FMC 5327 Boxcars with 12' plug doors. This represents cars that were delivered in the larger but slightly later delivery of 200 cars built in October 1979, equipment series 2501-2700.
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