Westerfield HO-Scale NYC A-50-6 Steel Auto Car, Modern, Kit
Westerfield #5851 UP Lettering in Photo But This is a NYC Kit!!
Operating Era: 1922-1956. Union Pacific, New York Central. Successor
to the A-50-4 (see our kit series 1100), the A-50-6 incorporated
while retaining a similar appearance. The cars had peaked roofs rather
than radial, a small A
lumber door and did away with the stringer pockets. UP ordered 1,000
from Pullman in 1922.
The cars remained the same until Gothic lettering supplanted Roman in
1940. Many ran into the
1950`s. However, about half the fleet was converted to box cars
beginning in 1934 (see kit series
5900). During WWII 100 cars were leased to New York Central.
MSRP $39.00 NYCSHS Members Price $35.10. Shipping is extra and Ohio
residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.