Starting with an Atlas 53' Evans double-door boxcar, the original plug doors are cut out and other details such as stirrups and brake-wheel housing are removed. The car is fitted with prototypically-correct plug doors from Accurail. A new brake wheel housing, brake wheel, and rigging are relocated high on the car end, and tall ladders are added to the brake wheel end. Plano Model Products etched metal coupler platforms are added to each end.
The car is painted and lettered with custom-printed decals to match prototype photos.
Other features include:
70-ton roller bearing trucks
Blackened metal wheels
Separate brake cylinder
The photos above represent a typical model. Details, colors, and appearance may vary slightly from unit-to-unit.