A Railroad with Relevance

InterMountain New Release AC&Y Boxcars

Written By: Alan - Dec• 01•10

The FedEx man arrived today. He delivered my 6 new InterMountain AC&Y boxcars. All with unique road numbers I might add. How cool. These cars are the first AC&Y rolling stock I have that was not searched from old stock on dusty back shelves of hobby shops or e-Bay. It feels good to see manufacturers releasing AC&Y stuff. Atlas also has a planned release of AC&Y covered hopper cars of which I have 4 on pre-order. AC&Y is a fallen flag railroad but it clearly hasn’t been forgotten.

Other than a quick inspection for damage these cars are going to stay safely stored in their boxes until the rails are down. The detailing is gorgeous on them and I want no chance of anything getting broken.


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  1. Tom says:

    Hey Alan,

    I live in the NE Ohio area and have a soft spot for the AC&Y. Could you tell me what is the BLT and/or NEW date on these boxcars? I model the early 40s and would like to include at least one or two AC&Y cars in my freight consists. Thanks.


  2. Alan says:

    A tad too new for your railroad. Perhaps the Mather stock cars or 55 ton fishbelly hoppers would be more appropriate time-wise.

  3. Tom says:

    Well, upon further investigation and given the color, I’m guessing these cars are probably at least 60’s and newer. Bummer! =O(


  4. Tom says:

    LOL! Answered by own question as you were answering my initial one.


  5. George Zumsteg says:

    I’m a AC&Y fan myself, since I’m originally from Akron and will always call Akron my hometown. I’ve lived around the country ina few places but I find N.Ohio one of the friendliest places in the country. I have a few AC&Y boxcars, probably out of sync with my late 40’s and early 50’s time frame, but ya gotta take what U can get sometimes. Most of the people I know never heard of the AC&Y anyway ! Go figure! I want to get some(I’ll have to paint em myself) Barberton Beltway cars too ! Do U guys know of any other shortline or bridge roads from this area I’ve missed ? I realize this is an area rich in railroad history and could probably research this till I die and still not know enough to make me happy but I have to put the books down and start laying track sometime. I still concider myself a novice
    and prefer sectional and flexable track the easiest to work with. I live in one room so I’m an N-scaler and that still takes up a lot of space but keeps be busy here at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. I’ll sop yaking now and see what else is going on online.. GZ

  6. Alan says:

    You are correct about the Akron area having a rich railroad history. One could spend a lifetime researching it. The Akron Railroad Club has a real nice, brief overview of the railroads in the area.

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