Athearn N 50'' Smooth High Cube Plug Door Box,Frisco#700217
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Manufacturer: Athearn


  • Former MDC tooling
  • Brand new paint schemes
  • Fully-assembled and ready to run
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Separate brake wheel
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • Body-mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • Minimum radius: 9 ¾”


  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust


Railroad boxcars are perhaps not only the best-recognized pieces of equipment ever put into service but also one of the most identifiable symbols of the industry itself. During the early years of the industry, freight was hauled on simple flatcars or early gondolas. In Upstate New York was the burgeoning Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, the first chartered system in the United States which later became part of the New York Central, came up with the novel idea of covering its gondolas in 1833 since the railroad dealt with snow throughout much of the winter.

The Roundhouse 50’ High Cube, Plug Door boxcar is based on a common type of boxcar that began appearing in large numbers in the late 1970s Such cars required greater overhead clearance to operate safely, but boasted greater cubic capacity that comaprable standard-height cars. These cars commonly haul canned goods, finished rolls of paper, appliances, furniture, and lumber.


COUPLER STYLE:Body Mounted McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA:1970s - Present
Minimum Age Recommendation:14 years
Is Assembly Required:No

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