CSX 86' auto parts boxcar #180405
CSX inherited these cars from both Chesapeake & Ohio and Louisville & Nashville (B&O had similar cars as well.) By this time they were entering their third decade of service and many were in dire need of new paint. The red and yellow squares behind the ladders remind crews to “ease up! Handle Car With CARE!” The four road numbers in this run have variations in road number placement spread across three, two, two and two and a half panels respectively.
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