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Tangent #25520 HO Scale Southern Pacific B-70-54 Delivery 2-'70 Greenville 86′ Quad PD Box Car

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  • Product: Greenville 86′ Quad Plug Door Box Car
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 70-Ton Barber S-2 Birdsboro Roller Bearing
  • Wheels: CNC-Machined 33″ Wheels

Southern Pacific (SP) “B-70-54 Delivery 2-1970” is one of those schemes you just knew was coming.  We have heard the requests from the SP fans for months, and we have listened!  This B-70-54 group covers SP’s first order of quad door cars that were part of the GM Stamping Pool out of Cleveland, Ohio on the B&O.  The scheme, of course, is simply one of the coolest paint jobs ever applied to a Greenville 86’ boxcar.  Hold this car in your hand to appreciate the nuanced differences between “white” stenciling and “SP Lettering Gray” stenciling.  From the huge dark gray arrows pointing to the centered SP logo, to the smallest black door handle detail, it’s all there.  The SP cars feature their as-built 1970 appearance that includes Apex crossover platforms, a Universal hand brake housing (with separate long handle!) and a Universal brake wheel.  SP ordered their cars with Center-Of-Car cushioning, and we have duplicated this setup, with a complete COCC underframe and draft gear.  70-Ton Trucks with 33” wheels and rotating “Timken” roller bearing caps finish off this replica.

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