ExactRail HO Scale: Berwick 7440 Appliance Boxcar - Penn Central
'1973 As Delivered'
The 1970s called, they have some Harvest Gold & Avocado Green appliances that need to be moved.
With the styling of an auto parts boxcar, these large 70-ton, 60' high-cube beasts are for moving the kind of appliances that pair nicely with dark walnut veneer cabinets, orange formica and freshly raked shag carpet. The cars were built and delivered in 1973 by the Berwick Forge and Fabricating Corporation in the former AC&F Berwick, Pennsylvania plant. Penn Central was the largest owner of these with having a healthy roster of 130 cars. The Illinois Central Gulf & Rock Island also acquired a handfull each. The cars traveled the country far and wide to deliver appliances from manufacturers such as Westinghouse, General Electric and Whirlpool to dealers and distribution centers. Many continued to earn their keep into the early 2000's.
Penn Central - '1973 As-Delivered' Paint Scheme:
Penn Central was the largest buyer of the Berwick 7440 Boxcars and took delivery of 130 of them (equipment series 278045 - 278174). Classified as lot X77, many of these cars were initially assigned to the Southern Railway at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. While most of these cars were repainted into various Conrail schemes, many only received patches and lasted into CSX in their faded as delivered paint. The Penn Central, Deepwater Green scheme is available in 12 road numbers.
- Precision micro-tooled
- Extraordinarily accurate artwork
- Razor sharp printing
- ExactRail's exclusive 70-ton Barber S-2 Trucks
- Kadee #58 couplers
- CNC-machined 33" metal wheel sets
- PRODUCT TYPE: Boxcar
- COUPLER TYPE: Kadee #58
- TRUCK TYPE: 70 Ton Barber S-2 Trucks
- WHEELS: 33"
- ERA: 1973 to 2000's