in the early 1960s, the Trailer Train (now TTX Company) F89F flatcar has been
a mainstay of contemporary railroading. A product of Bethlehem Steel Company's
(BSC) Johnstown, PA plant, over 9,000 of these (89' 8" over the strikers)
cars were built throughout the 1960s. Visually distinctive from other long flatcars
of their era thanks to their "C" channel side sills, these versatile
cars were adapted for many types of service and loadings over the years, ranging
from Trailer-On-Flatcar (TOFC), to autoracks, to structural steel loading. While
the majority went to Trailer Train, many were built for various railroads, typically
for autorack service. Many were "de-racked" in later years, being reassigned
and equipped for other service - TOFC, vehicle loading, pipe service, etc.
Athearn N-scale model was designed from the start to incorporate as many prototype
details and variations as possible, based upon field measurements and builder
diagrams, in order to appeal to modelers of multiple eras. You can rest assured
of its smooth performance, thanks to a heavy die-cast frame for reliable tracking,
and our N-scale 70-ton ASF Ride-Control trucks.
these cars are appropriate for any layout set from the 1960s to the present day.
The Auto Racks would be fastened to the 89' flatcar for auto service from Detroit.
The Athearn N-scale Auto Rack features a Bethlehem Steel F89FH with a Whitehead
and Kales bi-level rack. High level of detail ensures authenticity to the prototype.