Release Date: August 2020 (original), August 2021 (re-release with 4 new numbers)
DTI “Original 1971” is one scheme we could not resist choosing for our first run, and for good reason. The huge DT&I lettering and compass painted on a baby blue carbody screams early 1970s greatness. The “We have the connections” logo is true, with a return route to BN in Duluth MN! Typical of Greenville builder paint schemes, the doors are not painted but left bare aluminum. This car comes equipped with ACI label and a WK routing code hand painted on the side of the car, like the prototype. While the stenciling has significant lettering variation, the small details are specific to DT&I specs, including end of car cushioning, gypsum crossover platforms, and Universal brake housing. Ah, and look closely: We even have the correct (and all-new) 100-Ton Barber S-2-C “Low Profile” trucks with Timken bearings and truck mounted brake beams. Available in 4 numbers!
Click on images in the grid below for larger model photos, as well as prototype photos!