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53' GSC TOFC Flat w/40' Ex-Post Trailer - TrailerTrain/Pennsylvania RailRoad 475205

53' GSC TOFC Flat w/40' Ex-Post Trailer - TrailerTrain/Pennsylvania RailRoad 475205


£34.99

Athearn

ATH-24917

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Packed in a jewel case
  • TOFC version of this classic car with side rails and trailer hitch
  • Highly detailed 40' rib-side trailer load
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Weighted for optimal performance
  • Screw mounted trucks for accurate tracking
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

Trailer On Flat Car (TOFC) has been in service since the 1940s when it was originally developed to load truck trailers onto flat cars to streamline service and minimize transferring cargo from boxcars to trailers. In the early 1980s, after the railroads were deregulated, TOFC service exploded in North America. The railroad's ability to adjust haul rates to be competitive with trucking meant new revenue in areas that the railroads were not able to successfully compete before.

Specifications

COUPLER STYLE:McHenry Knuckle
ERA:1970 - 1990