ATH14406 – F89F Auto Rack: Southern Pacific #515042
3 in stock
Weighted for trouble free operation
Athentic undulating safety railing
Accurate Whitehead and Kales Auto Rack
End bridge plates per prototype and era
Use for dedicated intermodal trains or mixed freight
Decorated models fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
Separately applied hand brake per prototype
70-Ton roller bearing trucks with 33″ scale machined metal wheels operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 rail
Body mounted McHenry operating knuckle couplers
Clear blister packaging for easy viewing
Minimum radius: 10″
Recommended radius: 12″+
Introduced in the early 1960s, the Trailer Train (now TTX Company) F89F flatcar has been a mainstay
of contemporary railroading. A product of Bethlehem Steel Company’s (BSC) Johnstown,
PA plant, over 9,000 of these (89′ 8″ over the strikers) cars were built throughout the 1960s.
Visually distinctive from other long flatcars of their era thanks to their “C” channel side sills,
these versatile cars were adapted for many types of service and loadings over the years,
ranging from Trailer-On-Flatcar (TOFC), to autoracks, to structural steel loading.
While the majority went to Trailer Train, many were built for various railroads,
typically for autorack service. Many were “de-racked” in later years, being reassigned and
equipped for other service – TOFC, vehicle loading, pipe service, etc.
This Athearn N-scale model was designed from the start to incorporate as many prototype details and variations as possible,
based upon field measurements and builder diagrams, in order to appeal to modelers of multiple eras.
You can rest assured of its smooth performance, thanks to a heavy die-cast frame for reliable tracking, and our N-scale 70-ton
ASF Ride-Control trucks.
Operationally, these cars are appropriate for any layout set from the 1960s to the present day.
The Auto Racks would be fastened to the 89′ flatcar for auto service from Detroit.
The Athearn N-scale Auto Rack features a Bethlehem Steel F89FH with a Whitehead and Kales bi-level rack.
High level of detail ensures authenticity to the prototype.
|Dimensions||5 x 2 x 2 in|