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40-foot American Car & Foundry boxcar from Walthers

By | August 2, 2022

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40-foot American Car & Foundry boxcar

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: $31.98 (undecorated, $29.98)

Era: 1960s to 1980s

Manufacturer: Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 5601 W. Florist Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218; 414-527-0770; walthers.com

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40-foot American Car & Foundry boxcar from Walthers.

40-foot American Car & Foundry boxcar features:

  • Injection-molded plastic 10-panel body
  • Tall ladders on the B (brake wheel) end
  • Short ladders on the A end
  • 8-foot Youngstown doors
  • Late Stanray 4/4 Dreadnaught ends
  • Stanray diagonal-panel roof without running boards or mounts and molded corner grab iron on B end
  • 33” turned metal RP-25 contour wheelsets
  • Proto-Max couplers

Release date: Available now

Road names: Lehigh Valley (United States Railway Equipment Green with black diamond herald), Penn Central (Deepwater Green with “worm” herald), Erie Lackawanna (brown with white lettering), Green Bay & Western (yellow with black lettering), Illinois Central (orange with pre-merger “split rail” herald, “Mainline of Mid-America” slogan, and DF2 stencil), Pennsylvania RR (brown with keystone herald and X46C class stencil), Reading Co. (green with yellow lettering), and Southern Ry. (brown with white lettering and “Southern Serves the South” slogan). Three road numbers per scheme. Undecorated model also available.

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