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Walthers Mainline HO 40ft Association of American Railroads (AAR) Modernized 1948 Boxcar - Great Northern #18530 (Big Sky Blue, white; Large Rocky Logo)


SKU WAL910-1163
  • Description
  • Add authentic equipment to operations from the 1960s to 1980s with WalthersMainline 40' Association of American Railroads (AAR) 40' Modernized 1948 Boxcars. Built by the thousands after WWII, most had lots of life left in them when new safety standards were adopted in the mid-1960s to eliminate most freight car running boards. Many roads opted for inexpensive upgrades to bring the cars into compliance, installing short ladders on the A end, while retaining the longer ladder, high brake wheel and a single roof-mounted grab iron on the B end. Running into the 1980s in regular service, some were later reassigned to maintenance-of-way work. Features of these HO models include:
    Fits 1960s to 1980s operations
    Based on cars rebuilt to comply with updated safety standards featuring:
    No running board or mounts on roof
    Tall ladders at B (brake wheel) end
    Short ladders at A end
    Limited edition - one time run of these roadnumbers
    Improved Dreadnaught 4-4 end with rectangular top rib
    Diagonal panel roof
    6' Youngstown doors
    10-panel riveted sides
    10'6" Interior height
    Ajax hand brake wheel
    Bettendorf trucks
    Correct 33" turned-metal wheelsets
    Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers