Once a common sight on big city harbors, the railroad tugboat was a specialized
version of the familiar tugboat. In order to improve visibility over
freight cars on the deck of a car float, the railroad tugboat was built with a
taller pilot house. Starting in the 1920s, many railroads began modernizing
their fleets with diesel-electric tugs. Not only did they use similar
technology to the then-new diesel locomotives, many were painted in the
same colorful schemes. These newer tugs remained in service for years, with
a few serving new owners yet today.
Ready to handle chores in any busy HO harbor, Walthers Railroad Tugboat
builds into a detailed replica of the later diesel-electric designs. It
features the tall pilot house, along with various roof details, towing
bitts, masts and a host of other details. Complete instructions simplify
construction and decals are also included. The kit builds into a waterline
model with no lower hull detail, so it's easy to add to your new or
existing scenery. This model closely resembles the NYC tugboats used by the NYC Marine Division. You only need to make some minor modifications and add NYC decals to make the model complete.
Non-members price is $64.98. NYCSHS Members Price $51.98 and that is 20% off MSRP for members.
Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.