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Considered one of the most common early tank car designs, American Car & Foundry (ACF) Type 27 tank cars were built from the late 1920s through the 1940s. These specialized cars were almost always privately owned for revenue service because railroads only used and maintained a few for non-revenue activities like fuel.
The Type 27 tank car is the slightly elongated younger sibling of the Type 21 tank car. These insulated high pressure cars were used often in the transport of the home heating fuels propane and butane as well as anhydrous ammonia, chlorine, and methyl chloride. These 6000 gallon cars that often hauled liquid chlorine.
• Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled
• Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes
• Many Separately Applied Details including Hand Rails, ladders, brake wheel, roof walkway
• Detailed Underbody
• Composition: ABS body, Diecast Chassis
• Wheel Composition: Metal
• Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee Compatible
• Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail
• Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in
This model has been split from Variety Set C - 1940's.
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