ExactRail Evans 4780 Covered Hoppers
The ExactRail September Special Deal was a discount on their very impressive Evans 4780 Covered Hopper. While there are about 20 of them I would like to have I whittled that wish list down to this five-car order which was received today - 10-1-2015.
Three of the cars are wearing the grey ADM paint scheme: UELX 10002, UELX 10017, and UELX 10024. I will be building a small fleet of ADM cars, both tank cars and hopper cars for a specific Y&MV local train that will run south out of Vicksburg. The inspiration for this train is the BNSF L-NEB841, also known as the "841 Local" which is built at Lincoln, NE and serves the ADM Columbus facility at the top end of the Bellwood Subdivision. I was quick to learn that this train had more priority that the Z-CHIDEN9/Z-DENCHI9 trains as well as Amtrak Nos. 5 & 6!
On my Meridian Speedway there will be a dedicated Y&MV local built at Vicksburg to serve a fictitious ADM facility somewhere near Natchez, MS.
The other two cars in this order are USLX 26257 and USLX 26275. These are decorated for Farmers Co-op Elevator Co. Daykin, Nebraska and the Farmers Co-op Mead, Nebraska. Nebraska grain elevators are of particular interest to me for obvious reasons so I had to pick up one of each of these beautiful cars!
These cars are a welcome addition to the fleet!