Union Pacific (UP) BF-90-5 “Delivery 1969” represents another frequently-requested paint scheme! Accurate Union Pacific armour yellow box cars are extremely rare in any scale, but here they are from Tangent Scale Models! UP ordered two different lots of Greenville auto parts box cars, and this lot was the earlier of the two orders. The prototypes were delivered with very large UP 1960s stencils – the largest “Union Pacific Railroad” logo you will ever see, plus the largest “automated rail way” and “Cushioned Load” map logo that we very carefully recreated from the Greenville’s adaptation of the original Union Pacific plans. It is these sort of small details that Tangent pays attention to – not all railroad graphics are consistent from car builder to car builder. Another cool stenciling thing about these cars? Like ATSF, UP has a stencil that explicitly says “Auto Parts” on the side. Return stencils are of course present on these cars: “When empty return to GTW RR Pontiac MICH.” The underframe features accurate End-of-Car Cushioning details and this UP replica rides on accurate 100-Ton “Low Profile” Barber S-2-C Roller Bearing Trucks with 36” wheels, rotating “Hyatt” caps and truck mounted brake details. Collect all six while you can!
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