GSC 42' Flat Car - UP - 1974 Repaint
In 1951, General Steel Castings (GSC) provided 42' flat car bodies to the Union Pacific. The Union Pacific assembled these cars in Denver, CO and designated them by the car class F-50-15. The GSC 42’ flat car was purchased to serve the railroad as a general service flat, which means that these cars moved all types of freight. Some were re-classified into more specialized service, including TOFC, wheel service, traction motors, and we have been told that some carried aircraft components.
It's all in the details
The car body of the prototype GSC flat is cast, which means the entire car body is a single piece of solid steel. The result is that these cars are veritable battleships on rails, and many are in active MoW service today--63 years later!
ExactRail’s GSC flat cars have full underbody detail and laser etched wood decks. They have accurately captures the unique curves of the cast design, which makes these cars so elegant.
About the Union Pacific 1974 Repaint Paint Scheme:
The 1974 repaint is the common repaint scheme that the Union Pacific employed on many of its F-50-15s. In this scheme, ‘Union Pacific’ lettering was rendered in white, and the car body a darker shade of brown. ExactRail has includes etched ACI labels, double COTS blocks and roller bearing trucks to make this model perfect for your post-1974 era trains.
ExactRail GSC FLAT CARS COME WITH READY TO INSTALL LASER ETCHED WOOD DECKS.
"...this may be the best 42' Flatcar model produced to date"
Model Railroad News, January 2015, pg. 46