- Packed in a jewel box for great display and storage opportunities
- Razor sharp painting and printing
- Screw mounted trucks for accurate tracking
- McHenry knuckle spring couplers installed
- Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
- Minimum radius: 9 3/4”
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
It was the mid 1970s, and the incentive per diem box car boom was just beginning. New, brightly painted box cars seemed to appear overnight. Many were lettered for various short lines. Pullman Standard (PS) was a significant builder of many of these cars. The 50’ outside post, non-terminating end box car, became the foundation for new per diem cars built in the 1970s. The 50’ PS cars also varied in door configuration and style to better suit each customer. These models can still be seen today in the modern railroading scene.
Today box cars still matter to the railroads. Even with modern containerization, box cars have a higher capacity then allowable on US roads. We are finding today, that 1970’s box cars are being rebuilt and put into service for various leasing outfits.
Athearn N Scale
50′ Waffle Box Car
Road Name: Green Bay & Western (GB&W)
Road Number: 2719
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