This is a newly weathered Micro-trains N Scale 50′ Double Door, Rib Side Boxcar, in the Yreka Western Railroad paint scheme. The road number is YW 25105. It was built August of 1978 by FMC in Portland, OR. It belongs to a fleet of 100, fifty of which were assigned to general service (class XM) while the remainder, including this car, were assigned for use in grain loading (Class XP). The Blue Goose is located in Northern California, 35 miles north of Mount Shasta. Weathering was achieved with acrylics, oils, and powders, striving for the the mid-life crisis of the boxcar that will inevitably be tagged in the coming months.
The model is Micro-trains N scale boxcar which was weathered with acrylics, oils, and powders, using both brush and airbrushing technique. Based loosely on photos of NYC prototypes, it has seen plenty of milage, and is currently in service (sold).
From Micro-trains: This New York Central 47044 Double Door 50′ Boxcar was built by the Despatch Shops in November of 1959 as part of a 100 car fleet and in 1981, 26 cars remained on the roster. Class XML cars were standard box cars that are loader equipped to secure certain types of lading.