Conrail (large logo, high name) 86' auto parts boxcar #240729
Conrail had the largest fleet of 86’ auto parts boxcars during its era having inherited cars built for Pennsylvania, New York Central, Penn Central and Erie Lackawanna. This paint scheme with its large “wheel and rail” logo was adopted shortly after the 1976 consolidation. This was another case of the road numbers and dimensional data placement differing from car to car. The second two road numbers in this release have the CONRAIL name placed two feet higher on the car side. Go figure.
Bluford Shops is introducing a new run of our N scale Pullman Standard 86’ Double Door Auto Parts Boxcars. This new set of releases feature a new draft gear design that accommodates 1015 and compatible couplers (included,) our latest 70 ton roller bearing trucks and metal wheels. The minimum radius is 11” (note the old “lift kit” for even tighter curves has been discontinued.) They also include separate wire grab irons and etched metal platforms on the ends. The draft gear is mounted to the body but has a spring centered swing action that both resists string-lining the train pulling through curves and resists the trucks climbing the rail during shoving moves.
Made In: China
Product Condition: New
Product Type: Model Train > Rolling Stock > Freight Car > boxcar