HO Scale: General American TK-N Tank Car - ATSF 'Gasoline Service'

American Limited Models

SKU Road Number Qty
ALM-1937 101113 Sold Out
ALM-1938 101214 Sold Out
ALM-1939 101303 Sold Out
ALM-1940 101305 Sold Out
ALM-1941 101310 Sold Out
ALM-1942 101330 Sold Out
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American Limited Models General American TK-N class Tank Car: Aitchison Topeka & Santa Fe - Gasoline Service / Yellow Stripe - Modernized With Roller Bearing Trucks

 In the years following World War II, Santa Fe Railway purchased two groups of welded tank cars delivered in 1949 and 1953, respectively. Prior to these two car classes, riveting was the primary method of assembling cars. Conversely, the TK-N and TK-O cars had welded bodies and underframes. Freight car builder General American's retooling during and after the war allowed it to offer improved car designs and enhanced construction methods. Santa Fe ordered these tank cars equipped with AB brakes, Ajax handbrakes, and 70-ton ASF A-3 Ride Control trucks. Santa Fe adopted a color-coding system to delineate the tank car's lading. As such, these cars wore more colorful paint schemes than typical tank car fleets. The railroad upgraded many of these cars with modern saftey appliances beginning in the 1970s, which included installing roller bearing trucks and removing the lower side walkways. The safety railing designed to keep employees from under the car replaced the lower side walkways. Many of these cars lasted up until the 1990s in company service, having been rebuilt yet again for diesel fuel transportation or Maintenance-of-Way service.



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