What we have here is a super nice Cities Services Dome Tank and it's one of the most common car types you will find moving within a freight train today. This multi-purpose tanker of rolling stock has long been used to handle liquid like oil, milk or water products, usually some type of chemical or petroleum-based commodity. Its use has increased over the years diversified to also include food-based products and ethanol.
However, this was not always the case and in many ways the tank car is a "specialty" freight car, meaning it was originally created to haul a specific commodity...maybe even a little whiskey back in the day. While the uses have changed somewhat in recent times, the industry has often been quite stubborn about accepting new technology and this is proof right here.
Good to see these still on the rails running over 100 years later.
- Separately applied ladders, handrail, brake stand and brake wheel
- Bettendorf trucks
- Fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
- Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
- Painted and printed for realistic decoration
- Machined metal wheels
- Weighted for trouble free operation
- Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 55, 70, 75, 80, 83, 100 rail
- Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
- Window packaging for easy viewing
- Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
- Minimum radius: 18"