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ATHEARN #28250 - HO - 50' PS 5344 Box Car - Union Pacific - #BKTY 152570 - [RESERVE for Delivery in January 2020] - [$0 to Reserve - US$32.98 on Delivery]

ATHEARN #28250 - HO - 50' PS 5344 Box Car - Union Pacific - #BKTY 152570 - [RESERVE for Delivery in January 2020] - [$0 to Reserve - US$32.98 on Delivery]

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Athearn #28250 - PS 5344 Box Car
Union Pacific #BKTY 152570
Primed For Grime

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Decorated models fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Separately applied brake wheel and end ladders
  • Etched end platforms
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • 33” solid nickel silver wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service”equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

It was the mid 1970s, and the incentive per diem box car boom was just beginning. New, brightly painted box cars seemed to appear overnight. Many were lettered for various short lines. Pullman Standard (PS) was a significant builder of many of these cars. The 50’ outside post, non-terminating end box car, became the foundation for new per diem cars built in the 1970s. The 50’ PS cars also varied in door configuration and style to better suit each customer.

Today box cars still matter to the railroads. Even with modern containerization, box cars have a higher capacity then allowable on US roads. We are finding today, that 1970’s box cars are being rebuilt and put into service for various leasing outfits. These models can still be seen today in the modern railroading scene.

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