Penn Central 86' auto parts boxcar #237544
Shortly after the 1968 Penn Central merger, the new company adopted a version of their “mating worms” logo in which the P was red and the C was white. This version was applied for just 5 weeks before the P was changed to white. It seems the red had a severe problem with fading. The logos on boxcars were particularly susceptible with the fading noticeable within a week. In most instances the red was completely gone, faded to a dull silvery-grey in a month. The red P fared better on locomotives where it could still be found 3 years later. This run of Penn Central boxcars depicts these cars after their first month with the silver-grey P.
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