These Pennsy-assembled 50' exterior-post boxcars were built from a variety
of supplied components in the early 1960s, with the railroad eventually
housing a roster of 2.565 cars. The X58 class and its variants were
the signature freight car for the railroad in its final years. The
Lehigh Valley also utilized 100 cars of this design. The majority
of the class survived through Penn Central into Conrail, and some received
the Norfolk Southern livery at the beginning of the 21st
The body and underframe are injection molded plastic, with
etched brass roofwalk, brake platform and end platforms. Intricate
and accurate detail is present throughout. The model rides at the
prototypically-correct height above the rails, on BLMA's ASF 70-ton Ride
Control roller-bearing trucks fitted with low-profile metal wheelsets, and
comes with the following equipment variations based on the
this model over curved trackage of 9¾-inch radius is not recommended.
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