Athearn 70748 HO 50ft Superior Plug Door Box Car Chicago and North Western #543202

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Scale HO
Number 70748
Manufacturer Athearn

• Separately applied brake wheel and ladders
• 70-ton roller bearing trucks
• 33” machined metal wheels with RP25 contours
• Weighted for optimum performance
• Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
• Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
• Painted and printed for realistic decoration
• All models are representative of prototypical paint schemes
• Minimum radius: 18”

Railroad boxcars are perhaps not only the best-recognized pieces of
equipment ever put into service but also one of the most identifiable
symbols of the industry itself. During the early years of the industry, freight
was hauled on simple flatcars or early gondolas. This model is based on a
late 1960’s design built by Fruit Growers Express. As they were insulated,
the cars were well-suited to handle canned foods or other temperaturesensitive cargo. The 10ft wide plug doors allowed for a better seal against
outside temperature intrusion, as well as ease of forklift loading and a
smooth interior wall. What made boxcars great, at least in the eyes of
the railroads, was, their ability to haul about anything! Railroads thrive on
redundancy to maximize efficiency

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Item # 70748
Preorder Yes
Scale HO
Roadnumber May Vary No
Rolling Stock Box Cars
Road Name Chicago North Western - CNW - CMO
Catalog Athearn Oct 2022