On the eve of WWII, the government asked the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to review contemporary freight cars, and designate some standard designs that could be built quickly for use by any railroad. Among these was a 50-ton capacity flatcar based on the Union Pacific F-50-11 class introduced in 1941. The 53'6" long cars featured a riveted steel underframe, an overhanging wood deck supported by steel angles and 15 pressed steel stake pockets along each side. Tough and durable, cars of this type were built well into the 1950s, with many later converted for piggyback service or fitted with bulkheads and other load restraints for special duty. Some remained in revenue service into the 1980s, and a few can be found in maintenance-of-way fleets today.
- Fully assembled and ready for your layout
- Limited edition - one time run of these road numbers
- Prototypes in service from the 1940s to the 1980s
- Great for moving lumber, pipe, steel, machinery and other kinds of cargo
- Realistic deck with full bolt details
- Correct weight for optimum performance
- Full brake rigging and underbody details
- Correct 33" turned metal wheelsets
- Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers
- Minimum radius: 18"