RES60002 ATSF Freight-Saver 20B Bx-163 NEW 4-73, ACF 50' Ext. Post, 8+8 Plug doors
PLEASE NOTE: This is a RESERVATION product ONLY. Please do not add current in stock items to your RESERVATION product order, any additional cars will not be held as part of this reservation. We are expecting a delivery window some time in late 2022 and the general price will be in line with current RTR prices. When the product becomes available to purchase we will send out invoices for your payments in the order we received them. So, the earlier you place your reservation the earlier you will be notified. We are trying to be better at producing the correct quantities of cars that our customers want. No more missing out or chasing up with dealers worldwide.
The RESERVATIONS close on the 26th of December 2021. Reservations received by the deadline will guarantee the models ordered but also help us to determine accurate quantities per item to our factory. You can also place your reservations with any of our current dealers.
ACF Industries (ACF) started producing this general type of 70t Hi-Cube exterior post designed car in 1971, the design developed further in 1972-3 which is the prototype of this car. Specifically this version is a 100 ton car with Lading Band Anchors. We believe this car design was tailored to one type of commodity Pulp Board to make cardboard boxes at several plant locations. The Hi-Cube height was important to accommodate various sizes of paper rolls, with either one-high, two-high or three-high depending on internal or external customer requests. The Plate clearance for these cars pre-dates the Plate F introduction so they were marked with Exceeds Plate C.
Note: that this scheme used has no S-SC logo but it is replaced with a minimal Freight-Saver 20B, a ACF product. But still a neat scheme due to the classy large Sant Fe logo and black accents.
This design lasted a long time and there are still running around to this day.
- Differing lettering placements for individual car numbers for repainted cars
- Car number specific handbrakes, Ajax, Ellcon-National, Equipco, Klasing or Universal
- ACF draft gear designed tailored to each prototype
- Multiple versions of door stops, waffles and non-waffles
- Durable rubber air hoses and metal corner stirrups
- 100t trucks with metal wheels and axles, type matched to prototype
- 3 types of underframe configurations and/or cushioning devices
- Highly detailed Stanray ends uniquely used to this Hi-Cube
- Researched accurate lettering, from the smallest stencils to the nuisances of repainted cars
- Kadee ”Scale” Whisker couplers