These 50' exterior-post boxcars were built from 1966 through 1969 by
Despatch Shops Incorporated, a subsidiary of first the New York Central
and then Penn Central. A number of cars also were built for the
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie as well as the Lehigh Valley. Conrail
inherited the New York Central, Penn Central and Lehigh Valley rosters in
1976. The cars remained active into the 1990s
The body and
underframe are injection molded plastic, with etched brass 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, lowered brake gear and ladders, and
Keystone cushioned underframe. Simulated cushioned-underframe
coupler pockets are integrated into the underframe. The model is
equipped with The model is equipped with Micro-Trains compatible knuckle
couplers. The model represents the prototype in the non-roofwalk
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.
#2240 - DSI Class X65 Boxcar