A1G 2330 Series: Box Cars, Steel, 50 Foot, Double Door
The 2330 series consisted of four cars, made in Austria by Roco and marketed by Atlas. And no, despite what's shown in the catalog page image above, the doors did not open!
Of these four cars the 2333 Union Pacific is the most interesting as a very good early try on the "Automated Railway" scheme. It had five total colors which is huge for the time period. The "Auto Railway" map looks quite alright considering only three colors are used!
None of these cars are particularly scarce. The 2333 Union Pacific had several minor variations according to Barry Wingard's book "The N Scale Collector's Guide". But an purchase in May 2008 led me to question whether they were really minor variations and so I've included the two styles of the car now in my accumulation. Meanwhile, the 2331 is one of three A1G Pennsylvania Railroad cars to carry the same road number... so much for prototype fidelity!
Key spotting features for this car are:
None of the 2330's have any significant value as "runners". See the 2200 Series Page for grading explanations and caveats.
Table of Releases: Where available, click on "Image" to popup an image of the actual car.
Note: Other minor variations of the 2333 besides those show exist.
AV = Approximate Value (US$ range)
AM = As Manufactured (see above)
MIB = Mint In Box (see above)
Abbreviations: Hld=Herald, R/N=Roadname, L/R=Left/Right Side of Car