SoundTraxx (Blackstone Models) HOn3 Scale - Narrow Frame Tank Cars - Union Tank Car (UTLX) #13119 (SKU 678-340609)
Available On: August 1, 2012
We are pleased to announce new road numbers in our series of HOn3 Tank Cars. As in our first release, these tank cars represent the narrow frame and frameless UTLX cars that traversed the Denver and Rio Grande Western and Rio Grande Southern Railroad�s track throughout Colorado from the 1920s and into the 1960s. Our latest release features three frameless “Gramps” tank cars and three narrow frame tank cars.
The narrow frame UTLX cars were built in the 1920s by using old standard gauge tank cars and mounting the tanks on steel channel framework. These cars were equipped with 4� 8� archbar style trucks.
The UTLX frameless tank cars are well known as the �GRAMPS� cars. Originally built from former standard gauge cars in the early 1930s, many of this class had the prominent silver letters emblazoned across the sides of the tank cars around 1939 while transporting oil from Chama NM, to the Alamosa CO, refinery.
Reservations Due By: Jan. 31, 2012
Expected Delivery: Aug 2012