Milwaukee Road (MILW) “Red Repaint 1973+” Greenville 6,000CuFt 60′ Double Door Box Car


  • Product: Greenville 6,000CuFt 60′ Double Door Box Car
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 100-Ton Barber S-2 trucks with rotating Timken caps and truck-mounted brake cylinders
  • Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels

– Milwaukee Road MILW “Red Repaint 1973+” gives us examples of Greenville 60’ Double Plug-Door cars on their second life.  In January1973, United State Railway Equipment, Co in Washington, Indiana refurbished a group of ex-GBW cars for the Milwaukee Road.  These cars were originally built in 1963, so they feature the earlier 41’ 3” narrow-truck centers with shorter sills.  This Tangent model recreates these features exactly.  The models also feature the lowered brake appliances and ladders on the A-End only, correct for this version.  If you look closely, you will see the “torched off” running board bracket remnants, “L” grab iron on the roof and the former bolt/strap remnants of the ladders on the A-End.  The B-End ladders and brake wheel remain in the high position.  Yes, we tool these specific body and roof versions to get it right.  Underneath, you can identify that beautiful Keystone Center-Of-Car Cushioning underframe with the centered return unit and offset return spring.  The crossbearer connectors are taller and hang lower on this version of the underframe, a distinctive look that you can easily see from the side of the car.  This model is equipped with 100-Ton Barber S-2 trucks with rotating Timken caps and truck-mounted brake cylinders, just like the Milwaukee Road prototypes.  Lettering and artwork aficionados will appreciate the execution of Milwaukee lettering with a distinctive USRE flavor.  Two return routes are reproduced on this group of cars:  SKUs -01 through -03 have “Return to PRR Madisonville, Ohio”  (Even in 1973, the reference to the PRR continues!)  SKUs -04 through -06 have “Return to Essex Terminal R.R. Windsor, ONT.”  This is great example of 1970s+ railroading.

Details Price QTY

SKU: 33014-01
Number: #114177

SKU: 33014-02
Number: #114180

SKU: 33014-03
Number: #114182

SKU: 33014-04
Number: #114183

SKU: 33014-05
Number: #114184

SKU: 33014-06
Number: #114185

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3.5 × 1.5 in

#114177, #114180, #114182, #114183, #114184, #114185

Modeling Date

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