These Pennsy-assembled 50' exterior-post boxcars were built from a variety
of supplied components in the early 1960s, with the railroad eventually
housing a roster of 2.565 cars. The X58 class and its variants were
the signature freight car for the railroad in its final years. The
Lehigh Valley also utilized 100 cars of this design. The majority
of the class survived through Penn Central into Conrail, and some received
the Norfolk Southern livery at the beginning of the 21st
The body and underframe are injection molded plastic, with etched brass roofwalk, brake platform and end platforms. Intricate and accurate detail is present throughout. The model rides at the prototypically-correct height above the rails, on ASF 70-ton Ride Control roller-bearing trucks fitted with low-profile metal wheelsets, and comes with the following equipment variations based on the prototype:
Operation of this model over curved trackage of less than 10-inch radius is not recommended.
Also available are the following associated products:
• Atlas Model Railroad Company - American Steel Foundries 70-ton Ride Control truck frames.
These products are not toys and are not recommended for children under 14 years of age.
#2220 - PRR Class X58 Boxcar