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4865: Depressed Center Cars with Load

Prototype Information

Depressed center flat cars allow railroads to move very large, heavy loads such as transformers, generators and other bulky equipment. They come in a wide variety of sizes and configurations, from small, compact cars with ordinary two-axle trucks to behemoths having eight six-axle trucks or more. Appropriately, Roco chose a relatively small, generic-looking six-axle car and loaded it with what appears to be a spool of wire or sheet metal, and a bogus-looking cradle.

Model Information

  • 4865 Erie
  • 4865 Rock Island
  • 4865/202 Canadian Pacific
  • 4865 Norfolk & Western

The brake wheels are frequently lost or broken off from handling.

Packaging

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