These cars were
built by U.S. Railway Equipment Company in 1972 and 1973 primarily for the Penn
Central under lease agreement. Western Pacific also leased a group of cars.
body and underframe are injection molded plastic, with etched brass end platforms.
Intricate and accurate detail is present throughout. The model rides at the prototypically-correct
height above the rails, on ASF 70-ton Ride Control roller-bearing trucks fitted
with low-profile metal wheelsets and Keystone cushioned underframe. Simulated
cushioned-underframe coupler pockets are integrated into the underframe. The model
is equipped with Micro-Trains compatible knuckle couplers.
Operation of this model over curved trackage of less than 10-inch radius is not