- Product: Greenville 86′ Double Plug Door Box Car
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 70-Ton Barber S-2A Roller Bearing
- Wheels: CNC-Machined 33″ Wheels
NYC 962-B “Original 1965” represents the first New York Central car offered in our product line! Why? Well even though NYC was a huge railroad, none of our current freight cars were purchased or built by NYC. That changes today, and we emulate Greenville’s greatness in style: NYC Class 962-B jade green freight car goodness including the huge Greenville-applied NYC “cigar band” logo and the “When Empty Return To N&W Railroad, Buffalo, N.Y.” (yes, that is correct, N&W not NYC). NYC was a prolific buyer of Greenville 86’ auto parts box cars, and for our first NYC offering we chose the April 1965 production which is statistically the largest order NYC placed for these beautiful cars. While the stenciling is awesome don’t forget we are also focused on the small details. For these cars that means a hydra-cushion underframe complete with the large HC cylinder underneath the center of the car. Typical for Tangent products, where photo evidence exists, we have applied accurate CAPY blocks at the car number level. Also, car number 67209 has a “BUF751” routing code placard just like the prototype car did! These cars are available in six road numbers, and don’t forget these lasted well into the Conrail era in original paint – see our website for a photo.
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