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TTX remanufactured this car from an older TTGX rack. In late 1994/early 1995 TTX Company began placing what David Casdorf calls "filler panels" in the spaces along the upper and lower edges of the standard panels, as on this rack. At the same time, TTX introduced a more reinforced panel design with fewer holes, as on this car. The solid yellow paint scheme of the entire car make it a unique look for a Conrail autorack. You could model this in HO using an undecorated Walthers Bi-Level autorack kit, which is entirely molded in yellow. Fill in the panel gaps, paint the proper side panel oxide red, then apply the correct decals to the panel and flatcar. You won't get the proper hole spacing, but that is a minor detail as far as I am concerned. For more details on the kit and decals, see the HO Modeling page. As far as I know, no bi-level model exists in N scale.
Location: Century, FL   10-31-98
Photo Online: June 19, 2000

Rob Russell - Century, FL   10-31-98
TTGX 157687
Rob Russell (102K)

Words to the wise--never photograph long freight cars at maximum zoom! This is a standard 89'4" autorack, just visually compressed. The smooth instead of ribbed roof makes this an interesting car.
Location: Harrisburg, PA   7-21-98
Photo Online: August 8, 1998

Tom Wolfgang - Harrisburg, PA   7-21-98
TTGX 251252
Tom Wolfgang (62K)

An empty autorack was heading north out of Florida back to the plants in the northeast. Note that on this car the Conrail logos are applied to solid panels, while the flat car has the TTX logo.
Location: Folkston, GA   2-26-00
Photo Online: April 18, 2000

Robert Waller - Folkston, GA   2-26-00
TTGX 991547
Robert Waller (117K)

A standard bi-level rack with the older Conrail logo.
Location: Phillipsburg, NJ   5-20-06
Photo Online: June 20, 2006

Mark MacDougall - Phillipsburg, NJ   5-20-06
TTGX 993239
Mark MacDougall (167K)



Erie Lackawanna

Open frame bi-level autorack hauling some awesome trucks. Even though the flatcar is TTGX, the rack is still in its original Erie Lackawanna colors.
Location: Buckeye, IN   1981
Photo Online:October 27, 2001

Bill Weibel - Buckeye, IN   1981
TTGX 940983
Bill Weibel (163K)

Another TTGX owned flat with an EL rack, though this one is partially enclosed.
Location: Buckeye, IN   1981
Photo Online:October 27, 2001

Bill Weibel - Buckeye, IN   1981
TTGX 941625
Bill Weibel (158K)

A bi-lvel TTGX with an Erie Lackawanna rack still in tact in 1997! A bit rusty though.
Location: Unknown   1997
Photo Online: November 28, 2003

Michael Dye - 1997
TTGX 940772
Michael Dye (87K)

The car from another angle.
Location: Unknown   1997
Photo Online: November 28, 2003

Michael Dye - 1997
TTGX 940772
Michael Dye (87K)

A close-up of the Trailer-Train logo.
Location: Unknown   1997
Photo Online: November 28, 2003

Michael Dye - 1997
TTGX 940772
Michael Dye (87K)

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