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2-Pack Monon 48′ Exterior Post – Union Pacific


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2-Pack Monon 48′ Exterior Post – Union Pacific

48’ Exterior Post containers were introduced in 1986 and were a common site on nearly all double stack container trains of the later ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. These containers were used for domestic freight service and were purchased by numerous railroads and freight operators in large numbers. These containers were a unique design in which the front and side container panels were supported by aluminum channel posts mounted outside of the container box to provide additional capacity space for larger pallet stacks within the container interior. The posts are a simple spotting feature for these styles of containers. Monon was one of the major manufacturers of exterior post containers, and while nearly-identical in design to one of their competitors, the notched roof overhang above the channel at the top of the container on the head end, and the lowered corner posts differentiate this container from its competitor’s design. Some of these containers served secondary lives for more than one operator, leading to some interesting graphic combinations over their lifespans. Changes to over-the-road length allowances for 53’ containers and trailers brought about the eventual demise of the 48’ container and a majority of them were withdrawn from service during the mid-2000s and beyond, though minute numbers of them still remain in service today.

detailing the differences

Monon Roof Configuration Version

A unique feature of the Monon design was the roof overhanging the top structural channel at the front end of the container with shortened vertical framing members.  The forward corners of the roof overhang were notched at 45 degrees.  We have modeled the detail that differentiates this container from those of other manufacturers of 48’ exterior post containers.

unsurpassed visual presentation

Sharp And Accurate Paint And Lettering provides accurate paint and lettering taken from photographs of the prototype, and numbering that matches the class numbers for each operator or railroad.  Our containers come with the exterior posts already painted to match the aluminum color of the prototype containers and galvanized coloring for the upper and lower structural channels.

engineering for quality

Accurately Dimensioned

These containers have been accurately reproduced from hand-measured field dimensions of the actual containers, right down to every visible detail. stands for accuracy and we strive to provide that with every model we produce.

realism realized in scale

Accurate scale Door latching Details believes in providing models that accurately depict the prototype equipment.  Keeping that as our core, we are proud to provide highly-detailed cast door locking bars, latching mechanisms, door bumpers and angled bar lifter.

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