This program was started in 2020 after the NASG's "A.F. Commemorative Car Program" was stopped in 2019. The cars are offered with either American Flyer-compatible couplers and wheels (a.k.a. "hi-rail"), or "scale" wheels and couplers. This program allows cars to be manufactured by any manufacturer. Your purchase of one or more of these cars helps to financially support the NASG. Note that this program is different from a possible NASG Convention car, which is a separate project.
Contact person: Chuck Kemper
Shipping is included in the prices listed below for those members who live in the U.S. or Canada.
If your shipping address is not in the United States or Canada, you can postal mail your order (see below for how to do that, and you will need to convert your currency to U.S. dollars), or you can choose to pay online. We use PayPal and they will convert your currency into U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate. All prices shown on this web site are in U.S. dollars. We can ship world-wide. Unfortunately, shipping internationally costs more, so to order one or more of these cars, and shipping outside of North America, do the following:
If you prefer to place your order for one or more of the cars shown below via postal mail, include a check or money order (in U.S. dollars, drawn against a U.S. bank) for your order total in the envelope. See the above section for information about shipping. Make the payment out to "NASG" and mail to:
19322 Shady Blossom Dr.
Cypress, TX 77433
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The Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway (reporting mark MNS) was an 87-mile Class I, standard-gauge, shortline that connected Minneapolis, Minnesota and Northfield, Minnesota. The railroad lasted from 1918 until 1986 when it was merged and integrated into the Soo Line. The railroad's nickname was "The Dan Patch Line", named after the founder's favorite horse, Dan Patch.
The 2020 car is a 50-foot ribbed box car manufactured by American Models. It is available with two, prototypically-correct, road numbers. The models arrived in July 2020 and are shipping now. Active NASG membership required. Limited quantities available. While supplies lasts. First-come, first-served.
This year's car is the Pullman Standard 4427cuft, low-side, three-bay, covered hopper. These PS-2 design cars have a 4-3-4 exterior rib profile. The cars were introduced in the early 1960s, carrying dry commodities, including grain, corn, wheat, flour, etc. These were designed by Pullman to replace the box cars equipped with grain doors which were so common for this service prior to these. The "PS-2CD 4427" cars were very successful and were seen all over the United States, and can still be found in active service today. This particular car is labeled for the General Electric Railcar Services Corporation's TLDX (formerly Transport Leasing, a Division of Pullman, Inc.), and decorated with "Gold Kist" "Atlanta, Georgia". Gold Kist was started in 1933 as a cooperative to help farmers in Georgia who raised chickens (e.g. providing them with chicken feed). In 2004 it changed to a for-profit corporation listed on the NASDAQ. In 2006 the company was bought out by Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
The model is a 50-foot 3-bay covered hopper manufactured for us by American Models. These will have the original gold-colored sides and black ends. The cars are available in either of two correct road numbers. The models are scheduled to arrive in July 2021. You can pre-order them now. Active NASG membership required.