Auto Racks For Contemporary Railroads
* Proto MAX(TM) Metal Knuckle Couplers * Metal RP-25 Wheels
As demand for light trucks and SUVs increased, railroads found themselves in need of more bi-level auto racks to handle the increase in business. At the same time intermodal traffic was rapidly switching from trailers to containers and well cars, making many older 89' flat cars available for conversions. Many of these were newer flush deck cars, which could easily be fitted with enclosed auto racks. Today, many are still going strong.
Based on these common conversions, Walthers Bi-Level Enclosed Auto Carriers are right at home on contemporary railroads. The models come fully assembled with Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers and RP-25 metal wheels. Superdetailing is easy, as each includes a set of modeler-applied, formed wire grab irons, and handy drill starter points are molded on the body.