ExactRail HO Scale: Berwick 7440 Appliance Boxcar - Conrail
The 1970s called, they have some Harvest Gold & Avocado Green appliances that need to be moved.
With the styling of an auto parts boxcar, these large 70-ton, 60' high-cube beasts are for moving the kind of appliances that pair nicely with dark walnut veneer cabinets, orange formica and freshly raked shag carpet. The cars were built and delivered in 1973 by the Berwick Forge and Fabricating Corporation in the former AC&F Berwick, Pennsylvania plant. Penn Central was the largest owner of these with having a healthy roster of 130 cars. The Illinois Central Gulf & Rock Island also acquired a handfull each. The cars traveled the country far and wide to deliver appliances from manufacturers such as Westinghouse, General Electric and Whirlpool to dealers and distribution centers. Many continued to earn their keep into the early 2000's.
Conrail - '1980 Repaint':
In the late 1970s and early 80s, Conrail began to repaint some of the Penn Central X77 boxcars. Initially they retained their same road numbers as they were on the PC but in the late 80s some were renumbered into the 216000 series. Many cars were not renumbered and lasted well past the merger breakup onto CSX retaining their orginal numbers.
- Precision micro-tooled
- Extraordinarily accurate artwork
- Razor sharp printing
- ExactRail's exclusive 70-ton Barber S-2 Trucks
- Kadee #58 couplers
- CNC-machined 33" metal wheel sets
- PRODUCT TYPE: Boxcar
- COUPLER TYPE: Kadee #58
- TRUCK TYPE: 70 Ton Barber S-2 Trucks
- WHEELS: 33"
- ERA: 1973 to 2000's