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Athearn N scale TTX tri-level auto rack

Read this review from the October 2020 issue of Model Railroader
RELATED TOPICS: N SCALE | FREIGHT CARS | CARS - FREIGHT
Athearn N scale TTX tri-level auto rack
Innovative for its day, auto racks were developed in the 1960s as a way to reclaim automobile-shipping traffic from highway trucks. Athearn is offering a new N scale version of this iconic and important freight car in a well detailed, smooth running model.

The mother of invention. Prior to the 1960s, automobiles were shipped in special­ized boxcars. They had extra-wide doors and internal tie-down equipment, but they could hold few autos each and were difficult to load and unload. Auto racks, an entire string of which could be loaded circus-style from a single set of ramps, addressed these shortcomings.

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