Western Pacific #1952 40' Superior Door Box (TWTL-71998)
Superior Door unless noted
Separately applied roof walk and brake wheel
70-Ton Bettendorf trucks with 33" machined metal wheels
Fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
Painted and printed for realistic decoration
Multiple road numbers
Weighted for trouble free operation
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 55, 70, 75, 80, 83, 100 rail
Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
Window packaging for easy viewing plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
Minimum radius: 18"
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
Ubiquitous to an earlier era, the typical post-World War II boxcar was 40 feet in length with a 6-foot door opening in each side. These cars roamed the country in general service hauling such things as eastern merchandise, north western lumber, furniture, paper, auto parts and grain. The shipper made sure his freight fit into the 40-foot general service boxcar if it couldn't be hauled in tank, hopper or gondola cars.