3DP Train HO-Scale NYC & HR RR 1876 Standard Harrisburg Boxcar Kit
3DP# 2000A Road #Blue/Red/White
FAST FREIGHT LINES
The Fast Freight Line system was developed as a precursor to national
interchange in the 1860s. It was an agreement between multiple
railroads to share a pool of specifically marked cars that could run
over their networks. The Vanderbilt family of Fast Freight Lines was one
of the most successful and prolific examples, operating a fleet of
brightly painted boxcars across much of the United States.
THE NEW YORK CENTRAL AND HUDSON RIVER’S 1876 STANDARD HARRISBURG BOXCAR
In 1876, the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad contributed a
standardized boxcar design to the Vanderbilt Fast Freight Line family.
Six examples wearing different paint schemes were placed on exhibit at
the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition that year. Built by the
Harrisburg Car Company, these cars were lettered for Red Line, Blue
Line, White Line, Merchants Despatch, Grain Line Transit, and Hoosac
Tunnel lines. Zenith Model Works currently offers decals for the Red,
Blue and White Line cars, and we will add the other three sometime in
2023. This kit
comes with full instructions and documentation.
Trucks are not included with the kit!
Operating Era: 1876-1899. We recommend our Zenith Model Works HO-7013 series Arch Bar Trucks for this car.
Trucks, Wheels, Couplers, and Decals are Available Separately and Must Be Selected!!
Comes in three "Color Lines" - Decal set includes all three.
MSRP $45.00 NYCSHS Member Price $40.50 and that is 10% off MSRP.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax.