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89′ Tri-level Autorack

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tri-Level AutorackAbout the Tri-Level Autorack:

Once the railroads became the primary long-distance transporter of completed automobiles, they offered one of few commodities where the industry has been able to overcome trucking in competition. Using the enclosed tri-level autoracks, they were able to provide both lower costs and greater protection from in-transit damage (such as that which may occur due to weather and traffic conditions on unenclosed truck semi-trailers).

When the railroad companies went from the open autoracks to the enclosed, they were able to reduce freight damage claims. The enclosed rail cars prevented the autos from getting damaged from falling or thrown rocks, bullets and other forms of vandalism. They also stopped the theft of autos and parts from autos and kept hobos from living in the automobiles.

 

AZL Model Details:

  • Photo-etched sides with high detail
  • 17mm truck mounted couplers
  • Blackened metal wheels with all new profile
  • AZL AutoLatch™ couplers
  • Intricate pad printing
  • Prototype specific details

 

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AZL 89′ Tri-level Autorack:

AZL #Road NameRoad Number
91003-1 (4 Pack)Burlington Northern802154, 802719, 802768, 802937
91003-2 (4 Pack)Burlington Northern801805, 905296, 908088, 908249
91954-1Burlington NorthernETTX 810053
91954-2Burlington NorthernETTX 802232
91956-2 Ferromex702181
91956-1Ferromex702309
91006-2Ferromex702219, 702120, 702177, 702194
91006-1Ferromex702116, 702139, 702237, 70224
91003-1 (4 Pack)NS801179, 803283, 810417, 850146
91003-2 (4 Pack)NS810177, 803328, 905686, 852391
91953-2NS906094
91953-1NS803335
91950-2SP517047
91000-2 (4 Pack)SP517024, 517053, 517127, 517236
91950-1SP80730
91000-1 (4 Pack)SP516116, 516128, 516136, 516139
91001-1 (4 Pack)UP | Building American701267, 701494, 701581, 701628
91001-2 (4 Pack)UP | Building American902209, 902439, 903403, 903816
91951-1UP | Building American907756
91951-2UP | Building American907841
91005-1 (4 Pack)ETTX - BNSF852630, 902363, 905689, 907235
91005-2 (4 Pack)ETTX - BNSF907497, 908537, 908909, 909215
91955-1ETTX - BNSF852050
91955-2ETTX - BNSF852630

 

Additional Manufacturer Notes:

Prototype background material from Wikipedia

Category: Freight