Norfolk Southern (medium logo) 86' auto parts boxcar #868250
In 1982, Norfolk Southern was formed with the merger of Norfolk & Western and Southern. But that was just the merger of the holding companies. N&W and Southern remained separate railroads under the NS umbrella. It wasn’t until October of 1983 that NS logos began to appear on rolling stock. It would be another seven years before Southern Railway was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway and control of N&W was transferred from the holding company to the new Norfolk Southern Railway. During that seven years, equipment receiving NS logos still received either SOU or NW reporting marks.
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