• B&M "Prince Spaghetti" covered hopper #5835

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  by Benjamin Maggi
 
I am interested in learning more about the Boston & Maine's GATC 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper that was painted for the Prince Spaghetti. Apparently, the B&M took one of its gray airslides and painted it for Prince Spaghetti in Lowell MA, including the iconic “Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day” slogan. I think they only did one car, and it came out in 1984. I model early 1984 and am wondering when exactly this car came out, and perhaps the history behind it. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks.

I am not sure if this is the correct forum for my question... perhaps it belongs in the Pan Am forum?
  by bostontrainguy
 
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Can't answer your question but I did eat there once at the Prince Grotto restaurant in the 70s.

A little history for anyone interested:
https://www.massmoments.org/moment-deta ... plant.html

Prince Pasta was so successful that in 1917 the owners constructed a seven-story building on nearby Commercial Street, complete with a railroad track that entered through the back, delivering semolina flour directly to the plant.
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  by Benjamin Maggi
 
Cool! Thanks.