HO-Scale MTH NYCSHS 50th Anniversary Boxcar
MTH # 85-74178/179 Road #s 172020/171853
The New York Central System introduced it's "Pacemaker" freight trains
in 1946. Named after the Central's high-speed New York to Chicago
"Pacemaker" passenger train the service was aimed at recapturing L.C.L. (Less than Carl Load) traffic. The
"Pacemaker" trains featured distinctive specially designed boxcars
painted in a red and gray with "Pacemaker" written
on the sides in script. The cars were equipped with high speed trucks
that used stabilizers and bolsters to reduce incidents of in-transit
damage. As "Pacemaker" service expanded the box car fleet grew to 1,000
The "Pacemaker" fast freights originally operated on an 11 hour schedule
from Manhattan to Buffalo / Niagara Falls. Carrying the symbol NB-1 the
"Pacemaker" left Manhattan at 7:45 PM and arrived at Buffalo 6:50 AM the
following morning. By 1950 "Pacemaker Service" reached most
Mid-Western cities within the Central's service region.
Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles (Bettendorf Trucks)
Decorative Brake Wheels
1:87 Scale Dimensions
(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
Detailed 4-Wheel Trucks
Sliding Car Doors
Unit Measures: 6 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/8”
Operates On 18" Radius Curves
Road number 171853 for the year (1853) the NYC began and # 172020 for the
50th Anniversary of the NYCSHS
You must choose the road number!!
MSRP $30.99 NYCSHS Members Price $24.79.
Sale Price $19.75
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.