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Athearn - Item No. ATH-1999
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N 65' Mill Gondola, SP #160577

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Interior detailing

Bettendorf trucks

Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Interior detailing
  • Bettendorf trucks
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Accurately painted and printed
  • Weighted die cast body and underframe for trouble free operation
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Screw-mounted trucks with machined metal wheels
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • Body-mounted McHenry operating knuckle couplers
  • Minimum radius: 9 ¾”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

First built by General American in the early 1940’s, the mill gondola was designed for steel mill shipments that required extra length and versatility. The sturdy riveted construction could carry the necessary weight plus both end panels were hinged to fold inward. This allowed long beams and other extra-length loads to extend beyond the length of the car. When carrying such loads, the mill gondola requires flat cars coupled to both ends to allow clearance of the overhanging load.

Product Specs

Axles
4
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day
Minimum Radius
9.75"
Reporting Mark
SP
Full Road Name
Southern Pacific
Scale
N