by the Department of Defense, Fruit Growers Express (FGE) produced a multipurpose
68 flat car in 1981 designed to carry the weight of two M1 Abram tanks.
DODX painted and marked these cars in various schemes and they can still be found
in long consists today. This all-new body style will feature a finely detailed
deck with vehicle tie-down channels, mounting points for containers, an all-new
underframe as well as new 6-wheel Roller Bearing Buckeye trucks and body-mounted
couplers. Each flat car will come with our new plastic injection molded, easy-to-build
kits of the M1 Abram tank with chain tie-downs! In additional, well also
produce the lighter capacity cars painted in red with 4-wheel trucks which could
carry just a single M1 tank.