Spokane, Portland, and Seattle (SP&S) “BN Era 1972+” GATC 1917-design 8000 Gallon Tank Car


  • Product: GATC 1917-design 8000 Gallon Non-Insulated Tank Car
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 50-Ton ASF cast steel truck with spring plank and separate brake beams
  • Wheels: CNC-Machined 33″ Wheels

SP&S “BN Era 1972+” X-385 is available now as a new “MOW” offering for BN-era modelers.  This means it includes era-specific paintouts on top of the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle (SP&S)-applied stenciling.  The car’s stenciling still has most of its original SP&S paint appearance, including its 1958 paint date.  The SP&S reporting marks and road number were restenciled, likely during the SP&S era, carrying over to the BN era.  What makes it a BN 1972-era car is the tiny 1972 inspection stenciling on the frame and brake reservoir, which is barely visible to the naked eye.  This can be easily back-dated (or ignored) if you are an SP&S modeler.  The arid grasslands surrounding the (former) SP&S mainline in Washington state called for a fleet of tank cars to provide water for extinguishing fires that might occur along the right of way.  Each was painted slightly differently, and each tank in the fleet was sourced individually.  This car is a ringer for the Tangent Scale Models 1917-design cars, so here it is,


Details Price QTY

SKU: 19027-01
Numbers: #X-385

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3.5 × 1.5 in


Modeling Date

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