These cars were built by U.S. Railway Equipment Company in 1972 and 1973 primarily for the Penn Central under lease agreement. Western Pacific also leased a group of cars.
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 and Keystone cushioned underframe. Simulated cushioned-underframe coupler pockets are integrated into the underframe. The model is equipped with Micro-Trains compatible knuckle couplers.
Penn Central - Classes X72 and X72A
Operation of this model over curved trackage of less than 10-inch radius is not recommended. These products are not toys and are not recommended for children under 14 years of age.
Penn Central was the primary lessee for this boxcar, and designated them to classes X72 and X72A. Painted Deepwater Green with black and white printing. See provided photos for individual car details.
PC 269274: Class X72 - Serviced 1/72
PC 269362: Class X72 - Serviced 2/72
PC 229465: Class X72A - Serviced 12/80