WalthersProto 89' Thrall Enclosed Tri-Level Auto Carrier - Ready to Run
WalthersProto #101406 UPC: 616374101450
CSX ETTX #851712 (yellow Rack, yellow Trailer-Train Flat, Early CSX Logo)
Walthers Part # 920-101406, p. 145 Walthers 2014 HO Scale Reference
HO scale, $41.98, currently in stock at Walthers This product is on-sale today for $32.98
Over half of all new autos make their first long trip by train, riding in
enclosed tri-level auto rack cars. Since autos are smaller and shorter than
trucks or vans, the third deck increases carrying capacity; usually 15
mid-size or 18 compact cars make up a full load. As some of the longest and
tallest equipment in operation, tunnels, bridges or other obstructions can
present routing problems that require detours. To avoid this, a modified
tri-level design was introduced in the mid 1970s. The 89' flat car that
carries the rack is a special low-level car, easily identified by the
side-sill cut outs that provide left and right side clearance for the
trucks. In place of the usual 33" wheels, these cars ride on smaller 28"
wheels to further reduce overall height. In service with most major roads,
they can be found in the staging areas of every auto assembly plant, as
well as reloading with import cars for their return trip.
Regular hours are Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 9-1. Closed Sunday & all major holidays.
Summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Tues-Fri 11-6, Sat 9-1. Closed Sun, Mon & all major holidays.
5619 West Florist Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53218
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