The James E. Strates Shows

Through 1961:

Red with White, then Silver lettering

IMG 4175

IMG 4174 

Through 1970s:

Duke Ash multi color and designs

IMG 4176

Through late 1970s:

Red with yellow oval and red number and generators, cream with multi colored lettering.

IMG 4177

1980s into the 1990s:

Basic white with stripes

IMG 4178

Mid 1990s:

Various pastel colors

IMG 4181
 

Amtrak Auto Train

After a period of 22 months without service, the service was revived by Amtrak, which operates most intercity passenger trains in the United States. Amtrak acquired the terminals in Lorton and Sanford and some of the Auto Train equipment. On October 30, 1983, it introduced its new version of the service (under the slightly modified name "Auto Train") on a triweekly basis. Daily service was introduced a year later.

1022.1241838398 1956 h10s 7558
1956 h10s ready 1956 i1s 4233
1956 m1a 6769 1957 lewistown ready
H9 2857 ltwnjpg I1 4249 2369 Lewistown
ltwnalcoRH M1 6811 Lewistown 1956
Pennsylvania Railroad engine 1770 an H 9S 2 8 0 Consolidated in Lewistown Mifflin County on August 29 1953jpg PRR6744LewistownPA123156gf
Four locomotives identified -- but not confirmed -- as being in Lewistown:

Lewistown H9s 1051

H9s 1051.

Lewistown H9s 2859

H9s 2859

Lewistown H9s 2887

H9s 2887

Lewistown M1 6932

M1 6932

   
IMG 1434 Buildings behind station and along secondary. IMG 1435
IMG 1648 IMG 1649
IMG 1650 IMG 1651
IMG 1652 IMG 1653
IMG 1654 IMG 1656
IMG 1658 P1010430
P1010431 P1010432
P1010433 P1010434
P1010435 P1010436
P1010437 P1010438
P1010439 P1010440
P1010441 P1010442
P1010443 P1010444
P1010445 P1010449
P1010450 P1010451
P1010452 P1010453
P1010454 Former Viscose site. P1010455
P1010456 P1010457
P1010458 P1010459
P1010460 P1010461
P1010462 P1010463
P1010464 P1010467
P1010465 Meanwhile, back in the yard... the turntable is still in place. You can see the arch in the distance. P1010466
P1010468 P1010469
P1010470 P1010471
P1010472 P1010473
   
   
   
   

 

P1010561 Former coal yard on the right. There was once a siding here. P1010562
P1010566 P1010567
P1010568 P1010571
P1010572 P1010564
P1010565 P1010563
P1010569 P1010570
P1010573 Looking westward from the Atlantic Refining site. P1010574 Looking eastward from the Atlantic Refining site, which would have been on the left where the church is now.
P1010575 Former Supplee building. P1010576
P1010577 P1010580 Looking westward across Bridge 0.51.
P1010581 View eastward. P1010578
P1010579 P1010582
P1010583 Next view westward. P1010584 View eastward.
P1010585 Unknown what came across these piers!  

 

   

 

Timeline:

  • 1977: SP/Sea-Land well car begins testing.
  • 1981: First SP double-stacks enter service.
  • 1983: First Budd/Thrall well cars without bulkheads delivered.
  • 1999: First production 53-foot well cars are delivered.
  • 2003: TTX begins program for shortening 45- and 48-foot wells.
  • 2010: TTX roster almost entirely 40- or 53-foot well platforms.

Notes:

  • Thrall merged with Trinity in 2001. Thereafter, Thrall designs were marketed through Trinity Rail Group.
  • Gunderson is owned by Greenbrier.
  • All TTX well cars carry the reporting marks DTTX.

 

TTX Double-Stack Fleet As-Built
Model Well
Configuration
Qty TTX Class Notes Years Active HO Scale Model
Thrall Car Manufacturing
100-ton Articulated Cars:
Lo-Pac 2000  40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 296

 TWG5M
TWG50
TWG50A
TWG50B
TWG50C
TWG50H
TWG5BM
TWG51
TWG53

Capable of carrying 48' containers in the top positions. Design licensed from Budd. 1988- InterMountain
  40' 45' 48' 45' 40' 1 TWG50P       
  40' 45' 45' 45' 40' 25 TWG50F    1988-   
  40' 48' 48' 48' 40' 408 TWG50G
TWG50K
TWG50L
     
  45' 45' 45' 45' 45' 23 TWG50D
TWG50J 
  1986-   
  48' 48' 48' 48' 48' 40 TWG50E    1989-   
125-ton Articulated Cars:
  40' 48' 48' 48' 40' 292  TWG52       
  48' 48' 48' 48' 48' 1,381 TWG52A
TWG52B
TWG52C 
     
  53' 53' 53' 53' 53' 1  TWG53P      
  53' 53' 53' 751 TWG33P
TWG33
    Atlas
728688
Single-Unit COFC-only Cars:
Well Runner 48' 962  TWF10
TWF10A
TWH10
TWH10P
     
Drawbar-Connected COFC-only Cars:
  48' 48' 48' 300  TWG30   1991-   
  48' 48' 48' 48' 138  TWG40   1991-   
Single-Unit All Purpose Cars:
  48' 150  TWA10      
Drawbar-Connected All-Purpose Cars:
  48' 48' 48' 116  TWA30      
Gunderson
100-ton Articulated Cars:
Twin-Stack 40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 343 GWG50
GWG50A
GWG50B
GWG50C
GWG50D
GWG50E
GWG50F
GWG50G
GWG50H
GWG50J
End bulkheads to retain upper containers.   InterMountain 
125-ton Articulated Cars:
 Maxi-Stack I 40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 3,214 GWG52
GWG52D
GWG52E
GWG52G
GWG52H
GWG52I
     Athearn
  40' 48' 48' 48' 40' 43 GWG52A       
Maxi-Stack III  48' 48' 48' 48' 48' 2,496 GWG52B
GWG52C
GWG52F
    Athearn
Maxi-Stack V  53' 53' 53' 53' 53' 1 GWG53P       
Maxi-Stack IV  53' 53' 53' 7,680 GWG33
GWG33A
GWG33B
GWG33C
GWG33D
GWG33E
GWG33P 
    InterMountain
Kato 
766519
Single-Unit COFC-only Cars:
Husky Stack  48' 875 GWF10     1991- Athearn
InterMountain
Husky Stack   53' 2,130  GWF13   2003-  Rapido 
  56' 101  GWF11      
Drawbar-Connected COFC-only Cars:
  48' 48' 48' 48' 60 GWG40       
Single-Unit All Purpose Cars:
Husky Stack AP  48' 947 GWA10       
Drawbar-Connected All-Purpose Cars:
  48' 48' 48' 873 GWA30       
  48' 48' 48' 48' 200 GWA40       
Pullman Standard / Trinity Industries
100-ton Articulated Cars:
BackPacker  40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 71 RWG50
RWG50A
RWG50B
RWG50C
RWG50P 
   1986- ScaleTrains
125-ton Articulated Cars:
  40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 5 RWG52A      
  40' 48' 48' 48' 40' 117 RWG52    1987-   
Backpacker  48' 48' 48' 48' 48' 116 RWG52B
RWG52C
RWG53 
  1990-   
  53' 53' 53' 53' 53' 1        
  53' 53' 53' 1,236 RWG33
RWG33A
     
Single-Unit COFC-only Cars:
Well Runner  48' 1 RWH10P       
Drawbar-Connected COFC-only Cars:
  53' 53' 53' 160  RWG30      
Single-Unit All Purpose Cars:
  48' 10 RWA10       
National Steel Car (NSC)
125-ton Articulated Cars:
  40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 310  NWG52
NWG52A
     
  48' 48' 48' 286  NWA33      
Super Stack 53' 53' 53' 53' 53' 1        
  53' 53' 53' 5,428 NWG33A
NWG33B
NWG33C
NWG33D
NWG33E
NWG33F
NWG33P
     
Single-Unit COFC-only Cars:
  53' 6,190 NWF13
NWF13A
    Walthers
Drawbar-Connected COFC-only Cars:
  48' 48' 48' 744  NWG31   1998-   
  53' 53' 53' 1,022  NWG33      
Drawbar-Connected All-Purpose Cars:
  48' 48' 48' 80 NWA31    1995 Walthers
  48' 48' 48' 48' 120  NWA40      
Freight Car America
125-ton Articulated Cars:
Dynastack 40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 50 NWG52L    2008-  
  53' 53' 53' 100 NWG30      Walthers 
Single-Unit COFC-only Cars:
   53'  1        
Unidentified Builder
  40' 40' 40' 40' 40' 50 JWG52   2013-  
  53' 53' 53'   JWG33   2016-  

TTX Double-Stack Rebuilds

Articulated Cars or Drawbar-Connected COFC-only Cars:
  40' 40' 40' 40' 40  

TWG51P
TW52BM
TW52CM
TW52N
TW52AN
TW52BN
TW52CN

    Walthers
748410
  40' 40' 40' 40' 40   GW52AM
GW52BM
GW52CM
GW52FM
     Walthers
  40' 40' 40' 40' 40'   RW52M
RW52BM
RW52CM
RW53M
  1988-  
  40' 40' 40' 40' 40'   NWG32M      
  40' 48' 48' 48' 40'   TWG50K
TWG52
  1987  
  48' 48' 48' 1 TWG32C   1992  
Single-Unit COFC-only Cars:
  40'   TWF10F
TWF10M
TWF10N
  1991- Walthers
  40'   GWF10F
GWF10M
  1991-  
  40'   NWF10F
NWF11F
  1994-  
  53'   GW13SF
GWF13S
  1994- Walthers
  53'   NWF13
NW13SF
NW14SF
  1993-  
Single-Unit All Purpose Cars:
  48'   GWA10   1994- Atlas
Walthers
456164

 

Present TTX Car Classification System

The following car classification was adopted in 1968 and took until 1974 to be completely adopted. It consists of six characters.

Character: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Example: T W G 5 0 P

 

Interpretation (partial listing)
Character: Meaning: Examples:
1  Car Builder

A = American Car & Foundry (ACF)
B = Bethlehem Steel
C = Pacific Car & Foundry
D = Difco
F = FMC Marine & Rail
G = Gunderson, Greenbrier
J = Johnstown America and Freight Car America
N = National Steel Car
P = Pullman-Standard
R = Trinity Industries
T = Thrall Manufacturing
U = United American Car
W = Berwick Forge & Fabricating
Y = Hyundai

2 Deck Height D = Depressed-center flatcar
L = Low level (less than 39 inches)
S = Standard level (39 inches or higher)
Other A = All-purpose
M = Integrated Multi-level car and superstructure
R = Auto rack superstructure
T = RoadRailer bogie
W = Double-stack well car
3 Draft Gear F = M901 or M901E friction draft gear
G = M901G high-capacity friction draft gear
H = Hydraulic end-of-car cushioning
Other A = All-purpose
B = Bi-level rack or multi-level car
T = Tri-level rack or multi-level car
U = Uni-level rack or multi-level car
4, 5  Design No. For 89-foot Standard-Level Flatcars:
10 to 19 = Cars with draft pockets for friction draft gear or specific hydraulic cushioning unit
20 & up = Cars with universal draft pockets
80 = Cars with 39-1/2-inch high deck and wider side sills
90 = Older flush-deck car converted to all-purpose with universal draft pockets
For 89-foot Low-Level Flatcars:
10 to 19 = Flatcar 60-feet over end sills
20 & up = Flush-deck car body with universal draft pockets
For 60- to 73-foot Standard-Level Flatcars:
60 to 62 = Flatcar 60-feet over end sills
64 = Center beam car 64-feet over end sills and 60-foot inside length
71 to 73 = Flatcar 68-feet over end sills with or without end bulkheads
74 = 73-feet inside length center beam car with plate web center beam structure
75 = 73-feet inside length center beam car with diagonal truss center beam structure and 263,000-pounds gross rail load
76 = 73-feet inside length center beam car with diagonal truss center beam structure and 286,000-pounds gross rail load
For Heavy-Duty Flatcars:
Design number = Usable length of loading deck
For Multi-level Cars and Auto Rack Superstructures:
One-digit numbers = Auto rack superstructures
Two-digit numbers = Complete multi-level cars
For Multiple-Unit Cars:
2n = Two-unit cars
3n = Three-unit cars
4n = Four-unit cars
5n = Five-unit cars
Second digit may or may not have a specific meaning

For Articulated Double-Stack Cars:
50 = Cars with 100-ton articulated trucks
51 = Prototype cars built with 100-ton articulated trucks and converted to 125-ton trucks
52 = Cars with 125-ton articulated trucks
53 = (23) 100-ton cars acquired used from APL
53 = Cars with 125-ton trucks and having 53-foot wells

For All-Purpose Spine Cars:
30 = Three-unit 57-foot TTRX car
33 = Three-unit 53-foot TTAX car
53 = Five-unit 53-foot TTAX car
55 = Five-unit 48-foot TTAX car
6  Subclass, if any A = All-purpose
C = Equipped for COFC service
M = Modified from originak construction of car
P = Protoype car

 

Original Trailer Train Classification System

Cars were assigned classes based on the length of the loading deck.

Character: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Example: F 8 9 C H W

 

 

Interpretation (partial listing)
Character: Meaning: Examples:
1 Type of Car

F = Flatcar
G = TOFC car built by GATX

2, 3 Length Length in feet
4 Subclass, if any  
6 Various F = Equipped for auto frame service
M = Modified from original construction of car
P = Equipped to carry pipe
W = Underframe widened for Wide-body auto rack

 

Timeline:

  • 1953: First experimental Clejan cars enter service on New Haven.
  • 1955: Pennsylvania receives first 75-foot cars.
  • 1956: ACF introduces the Model A triler hitch.
  • 1956: New Haven receives 80-foot Clejan flatcars.
  • 1958: Trailer Train receives first 85-foot flatcars.
  • 1964: Trailer Train receives first 89-foot flatcars.
  • 1968: First ACF flush-deck all-purpose flatcars enter service.
  • 1987: TTX converts first Long Runner flatcars for service.

 

TTX Flatcar Fleet
Model Reporting Mark TTX Class Qty Builder Notes Years Active HO Scale Model
Flatcars
50-foot Flatcars:
  TTX  F30D  86 PRR Ex-PRR leased to TTX. 1956-1991  Rapido
75-foot Flatcars:
  TTX

F39

200 BSC Ex-PRR leased from Van-Car Corp. 1955-1989  
  TTX F39A 250 PRR Ex-PRR. 1955-1989  
  TTX F39B 50 PRR Ex-PRR. 1955-1989  
  TTX F39B 20 PRR Ex-WAB. 1955-1989   
  TTX F39B 10 CB&Q Ex-CB&Q. 1955-1989  
  TTX F39C 300 PRR First cars built new for TTX and first TTX cars built with ACF Model A trailer hitches. 1957-1989 Walthers
85-foot Flatcars:
    F85A 3,498 ACF   1958-  
    50 ACF Ex-C&O acquired April 1963. 1959-  
    127 ACF Ex-Merchants Despatch acquired December 1966. 1960-  
    38 ACF Ex-Merchants Despatch acquired December 1969. 1960-  
    F85B 3,271 P-S      Athearn    
    50 P-S Ex-C&O acquired April 1963. 1959-
    10 P-S Ex-WM acquired October 1963. 1963-
    20 P-S Ex-FEC acquired May 1964. 1959-
    308 P-S Ex-Pullman Transport Leasing acquired August 1967. 1962-
    F85C 2,288 BSC    1963-  
    99 BSC Ex-EL acquired April 1964. 1961-  
    F85D 251 ACF   1963-  
    F85E 151 P-S   1964-  
    35 P-S Ex-Pullman Transport Leasing acquired August 1967. 1963-  
    F85F 219 BSC Wabcopac truck-mountd brake cyliners. 1964-  
    171 BSC   1964-  
   GTTX G85 614 GAC Leased to Railway Express Agency and equipped with steam lines for use in passenger trains. Least effective 11/15/62 for ten years. 1961- Walthers
    99 GAC Ex-EL acquired April 1964. 1961-  
    25 GAC Ex-UP acquired April 1965. 1961-  
    10 GAC Ex.WM acquired 1963. 1960-  
    G85A 1,599 GAC   1963-  
87-foot Flatcars:
    F87 123 P-S Low-Level, Raised-Side-Sill with standard draft gear. 1960  
89-foot Flatcars:
    F89 434 ACF Low-Level, Raised-Side-Sill with standard draft gear. 1961-  
    F89A 1,470 P-S Low-Level, Raised-Side-Sill with standard draft gear. 1961-  
    14 P-S Ex-WM acquirred October 1963. 1961-  
    F89B 352 ACF Low-Level, Raised-Side-Sill with standard draft gear. 1962-  
    F89C 480 P-S Low-Level, Raised-Side-Sill with standard draft gear. 1963-  
    F89D 299 ACF Low-Level, Raised-Side-Sill with standard draft gear. 1963-  
  TTX
BTTX
RTTX
F89E 2,647 P-S Raised-side-sill with standard draft gear. 1963-  
  TTX
BTTX
JTTX
RTTX
XTTX
F89F 5,582 BSC Raised-side-sill with standard draft gear. 1963- Athearn
Walthers
  TTX F89G 910 ACF Raised-side-sill with standard draft gear. 1964-  
  TTX F89J 1,727 ACF Raised-side-sill with standard draft gear. 1966- Atlas
BLMA Models
  TTAX F89KH 1 ACF All-Purpose, Standard-Level, Flush Deck. 1967-  
    F89M 381 P-S Low-Level, Raised-Side-Sill with standard draft gear. Built as class F87. 1960-  
  TTX F89V 200 P-S Raised-side-sill with standard draft gear. 1968-  
  TTX F89X 150 BSC Raised-side-sill with standard draft gear. 1968-  
  BTTX
ITTX
RTTX
TTDX 
F89EH 299 P-S Raised-side with EOCC units. 1963-  
  TTX
BTTX
ITTX
JTTX
RTTX
TTDX
F89FH 3,790 BSC Raised-side with EOCC units. 1963-  
  TTX
BTTX
ITTX
JTTX
RTTX
TTDX 
F89GH 810 ACF Raised-side with EOCC units. 1963-  
  TTX F89L 1 BSC All-Purpose, Standard-Level, Flush Deck. 1967-  
  TTX F89N 1 P-S All-Purpose, Standard-Level, Flush Deck. 1967-  
  FTTX F89RH 99 ACF   1967-  Walthers
  FTTX F89SH 11 ACF   1967-  
  TTX F89V          
  ITTX
TTBX
TTDX
TTRX 
F89XH 626 BSC Raised-side with EOCC units. 1967-  
    G89  100   GAC 36 were equipped with four hitches for XTTX service. 1965-  
  GTTX  G89A 1 GAC  All-Purpose, Standard-Level, Flush Deck. 1967-  
  TTX ASF10 1,576 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  FTTX ASF10F 70 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1972-  
  TTBX ASH10 69 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1971-  
  TTAX ASH10A 1,184 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TTCX ASH10C 120 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1979-  
  TTAX ASH20A 512 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TTAX ASH22 300 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1979-  
  TTAX ASH80A 100 ACF  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1979-  
  TTAX ASH90A   ACF  Converted from ASF10. 1968-  
  TTX
FTTX
XTTX
BSF11
BSF11X
BSF11F
2,906  BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TTX BSF11   BSC  Former units of TTEX abd RTTX multi-unit carriers. Various  
  TTX
FTTX 
BSF12
BSF12F 
1,574  BSC   Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TTX  BSF20  475  BSC   Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1974-  
  TT_X BSH10 54 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TTDX BSH10D 8 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  FTTX BSH10F 213 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  ITTX BSH10I 92 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TT_X BSH11 2,537 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TTDX BSH11D 18 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1969-  
  FTTX BSH11F 570 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  ITTX BSH11I 379 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TT_X BSH12 462 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TTAX BSH12A 290 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1972-  
  TTCX BSH12C 80 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  FTTX BSH12F 13 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  ITTX BSH12I 83 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TT_X BSH13 130 BSC Standard-Level, Flush Deck Purchased from SP. 1979-  
  TT_X BSH14 103 BSC Standard-Level, Flush Deck Purchased from UP. 1979-  
  TT_X BSH15 101 BSC Standard-Level, Flush Deck Purchased from Greenbrier. 1979-  
  TT_X BSH20 22 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TTAX BSH20A 710 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TTCX BSH20C 200 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  FTTX BSH20F 78 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TT_X BSH21 249 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1975-  
  TT_X BSH21A 215 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1977-  
  TT_X BSH21B 165 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1977-  
  TTAX BSH22 290 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1974-  
  TTAX BSH22A 3,585 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1977-  
  TTAX BSH22B 25 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1977-  
  TTAX BSH22C 1,580 BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1979-  
  TT_X BSMH11   BSC  Standard-Level, Flush Deck Converted from BSF11. 1968-  
   TTX
FTTX
PSF10
PSF10F 
 850 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1969-  
  FTTX  PSF11F  34  P-S   Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TTX  PSF20  2,350  P-S   Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TT_X PSH10 443 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1970-  
  TTAX PSH10A 976 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TTCX PSH10C 315 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  FTTX PSH10F 226 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1970-  
  ITTX PSH10I 1 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1970-  
  TT_X  PSH11 655 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1968-  
  TTAX PSH11A 150 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  FTTX PSH11F 19 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TT_X  PSH20 795 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  TTAX PSH20A 675 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1973-  
  FTTX PSH20F 51 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1974-  
  TT_X PSH21 660 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1977-  
  TTAX PSH22 7,352 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck 1975-  
  TT_X PSH23 8 P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck. Purchased from GTW. 1973-  
  TTAX  PSH90A   P-S  Standard-Level, Flush Deck. Converted from 300 PSF20. 1973-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline:

  • 1978: Santa Fe's Fuel Foilers enter service
  • 1981: 4-Runner skeleton cars enter service
  • 1982: Impack trailer-only cars debut
  • 1983: Front Runner single-platform skeleton cars debut
  • 1987: TTX receives container-only spines
  • 1988: All-purpose sping cars enter service
  • 1993: 53-foot AP spines begin arriving
  • 1997: 57-foot, Twin-28 AP spines enter service

Notes:

  • Bethlehem Steel Car (BSC) sold to Johnstown America (JAC) in 1992.
TTX Spine and Skeleton Car Fleet
Model Reporting Mark TTX Class Qty Builder Notes Years Active HO Scale Model
Skeleton Cars
 4-Runner TTFX  ALF40 101 ACF First car completely designed by TTX. 1981-2000

Walthers
60015

Front Runner

  BLF10 250 BSC   1985-  
  CLF10 380 PC&F   1984-  
TTUX  HLF200 1 TTX   1983-  
  OLF10 200 Portec   1984-  
  PLF100 21 P-S   1984-  
  RLF10 295 Trinity   1984-  
TTUX
TTOX 
RLF10A 800 Trinity   1986-  
TTUX  TLF10 745 Thrall   1984-  
  TLF10A 200 Thrall   1984-  
TTOX  ULF10 250 United American   1984-  
TTUX  YLF10 200 Hyandai   1986-  
UTTX/TTLX TOFC Spine Cars
  TTLX BLF50 200 Itel/BSC   1988-  
  UTLX ILF50 1 Itel/FMC   1982-  
  UTLX ILF50A 20 Itel/FMC   1983-  
  UTLX ILF50B 75 Itel/FMC   1984  
  UTLX TLF50 1 Thrall   1982-  
  UTLX TLF50A 20 Thrall   1984-  
  TTLX TLF51 200 Thrall   1989-  
NTTX Container-Only Spine Cars
   NTTX BSF50 28 BSC   1987-  
  NTTX  BSF50A 40 BSC   1987-  
  NTTX  BSF50B 22 BSC   1987-  
  NTTX  BSF50C 80 BSC   1988-  
   NTTX BSF50D 30 BSC   1988-  
  NTTX  BSF50P 1 BSC   1987-  
  NTTX  RSF50 60 Trinity   1987-  
  NTTX  RSF50A 15 Trinity   1988-  
  NTTX  RSF50B 65 Trinity   1988-  
   NTTX RSF50P 4 Trinity   1986-  
  NTTX  YSF50 10 Hyandai   1988-  
  NTTX  YSF50P 1 Hyandai   1987-  
TTAX 48-Foot All-Purpose Spine Cars
  TTAX BAF55 200 BSC   1989-  
  TTAX BAF55A 325 BSC   1990-  
  TTAX BAF55B 245 BSC   1990-  
  TTAX JAF55 100 JAC   1992-  
  TTAX JAF55A 30 JAC   1992-  
  TTAX JAF55B 370 JAC   1992-  
  TTAX GAF55 25 Gunderson   1991  
  TTAX GAF55B 100 Gunderson   1990-  
  TTAX RAF55 757 Trinity   1989-  
  TTAX RAF55B 230 Trinity   1991-  
  TTAX RAF55C 50 Trinity   1992-  Bowser
  TTAX RAF55D 321 Trinity   1992-  Walthers
  TTAX RAF55E 19 Trinity   1993-  Walthers
  TTAX TAF55 505 Thrall   1990-  
TTAX 53-Foot All-Purpose Spine Cars
  TTAX JAF53 331 JAC   1993-  
  TTAX JAF53A 1,074 JAC   1993-  
  TTAX JAF53P 1 JAC   1993-  
  TTAX NAF33 250 NSC   2005-  
  TTAX NAF53 296 NSC   1995-  
  TTAX NAF53A 4 NSC   1995-  
  TTAX RAF33 200 Trinity   1998-  Bowser
  TTAX RAF53 502 Trinity   1993-  
  TTAX RAF53A 658 Trinity   1993-  
  TTAX RAF53B 500 Trinity   1995-  
  TTAX RAF53C 240 Trinity   1998-  
  TTAX RAF53P 2 Trinity   1993-  
All-Purpose Spine Cars
for Double 28-foot Trailers and 53-foot Containers
  TTRX JRF30P 1 JAC TOFC-only. 1994-  
  TTRX NAF30 1,150 NSC   1998-  
  TTRX NAF30A 500 NSC   2004-  
  TTRX RAF30 747 Trinity   1998-  
  TTRX RAF30A 300 Trinity   1998- Athearn
  TTRX RAF30E 70 Trinity   1998-  
  TTRX RRF30P 2 Trinity TOFC-only. 1994-  
  TTAX RAF50P 1 Trinity 5-unit "Super Spine". 1991-  

 

Mark Description
BTTX Bi-level rack
CTTX Auto rack.
DTTX Double-stack well car.
ETTX Tri-level auto rack.
FTTX Equipped to carry automobile or truck frames.
ITTX Saddleback flat for carrying trucks.
JTTX Miscellaneous Service
RTTX Tri-Level Rack
TTBX Bi-Level Rack
TTCX Container-only.
TTDX Military Equipment
TTRX Tri-Level Rack
TTX 2-Hitch TOFC
XTTX 4-Hitch TOFC

 

Triple Crown is a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern, created to provide Roadrailer services.

With a hub at Fort Wayne, in 2011 routes extended to Minneapolis (through Chicago), Kansas City (through St. Louis), Toronto (through Detroit), Jacksonville (through Atlanta), and Bethlehem (through Harrisburg).

In 2015, routes were reduced to just autopart service between Detroit and Kansas City.

Timeline:

  • 1956: C&O Railvans begin testing
  • 1957: NYC Flexi-Vans begin testing
  • 1958: Flexi-Vans enter revenue service
  • 1959: Railvans enter revenue service
  • 1961: Railvan name changed to RoadRailer
  • 1969: Original RoadRailers out of service
  • 1974: Flexi-Vans out of service
  • 1978: Bi-Modal Corp. introduces its 45-foot RoadRailer
  • 1986: Triple Crown service established
  • 2004: RoadRailer service peaks with 9,000n trailers in service
  • 2015: Triple Crown reduces service to Detroit-Kansas City
RoadRailer Models
Description Notes HO Model
CouplerMate End-of-train bogie. Bowser
RoadRailer Platewall Trailer   Bowser
RoadRailer Side Door Trailer   Bowser
RoadRailer Duraplate Trailer   Bowser
RoadRailer Smooth Wall Trailer   Bowser