Detroit Toledo & Ironton (blue with compass logo) 86' auto parts boxcar #26443
Detroit Toledo & Ironton was a major player in auto parts traffic thanks to their Detroit to the Ohio River Valley route. In the diesel era, they painted their cars in a dazzling array of colors with each color serving as shorthand for the benefit of freight agents and crews. Yellow boxcars for instance were assigned to Campbell Soup. DT&I’s 86’ boxcars were painted cypress green, magenta, or as is the case with this group, sky blue with the compass logo.
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
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton