Equipped for hauling automobiles or other large loads, end door boxcars offered a railroad's customers more versatility in loading or unloading. Cars of this design were relatively common from the 1930s to the 1960s when larger cars and multi-level auto-racks came onto the scene. Cars only had doors at one end and often had to be turned for loading or unloading - an extra challenge for model railroad operations.
Die-cast trucks and operating couplers with hidden tabs
Opening side and end doors
Separately applied detail parts
Rail Line: Santa Fe
Road Number: 7176
Gauge: O Gauge
Min Curve: O31
Dimensions: Length: 14"
Most Recent Catalog: 2022 Big Book