Western Pacific 86' auto parts boxcar #86073
Western Pacific took delivery of these cars from Pullman Standard in 1967 in the “Distribution Dividend” paint scheme. As they came due for repainting, they received this paint scheme. WP served a Ford plant in Milpitas, California and was therefore obligated to contribute cars to the pool for that plant. This pool included plants in New York and Georgia leading to some WP cars moving back and forth between those two plants – far from their western home.
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