Louisville & Nashville (L&N) “Original 11-66” GATC 4180 Airslide
- Product: GATC 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 100-Ton Barber S-2 Roller Bearing Truck with Rotating Brenco-6 Caps
- Wheels: CNC-Machined Normal Tread 36″ Wheels
L&N “Original 11-66” rolls in with another tip of our cap to the L&N modelers out there. While the L&N has a half-dozen small orders of 4180 cars, we picked the 1971 order, with its gray body and black underframe, originally assigned to sugar loading. Low mounted brake details are featured on this series, along with an Apex running board and Brenco 6-sided roller bearing caps. All that beautiful L&N lettering is present and accurately rendered on the model including the smallest Polyclutch liner trust data and road-number specific car assignment stencils! Cars 202000, 202006 and 202007 feature an accurate L&N return stencil to New Orleans, Louisiana, while cars 202011, 202012 and 202014 have an accurate return stencil to IC RR at Reserve, Louisiana. This sharp scheme is available in six numbers!
A prototype reference photo is in the grid of model/prototype photos below.