OPERATING ERA: 1924-1943.
DECAL FOR KIT: D12901
TRUCKS: TMW-212 OR KD-509
INSTRUCTIONS: INST 12900 PDF
HISTORY: HIST 12901 PDF
KIT TYPE: One-Piece Body Kit
Our newest HO releases are Kits #12901 Fe-Q, #13001 Fe-R and #13151 Fe-V 50 foot sectional sheathed Automobile boxcars, all for AT&SF. The 500 Fe-Q automobile boxcars (Series #64701-65200) were built in 1924 by Pullman and used the sectional sheathing sides developed by AT&SF. This series also had fishbelly steel underframes, 7-5-5 corrugated steel ends, flexible metal roofs, 1-1/2 metal plate side doors with a 10 foot opening, KC air brakes and Andrews U section trucks.
The 500 Fe-R automobile boxcars (Series #65201-65700) were built by Pullman in 1926. These cars were built similar to the Fe-Q but with a few improvements. They came with radial steel roofs and ARA cast steel trucks with integral journals.
The 10 Fe-V automobile boxcars (Series #67251-67260) were rebuilt by AT&SF in 1934. These cars received two 6 foot corrugated metal doors with a 12 foot opening, AB brakes, Ajax handbrakes and the added left side grab iron. These cars were equipped with auto loaders.