Bowser HO 55560 53' Highway Plate Trailer Kit, Undecorated

BOW-55560

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Bowser HO 55560 53' Highway Plate Trailer Kit, Undecorated
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Plastic kitThe Roadrailers trailer features identical interior dimensions and a tare weight only 600 lb. heavier than conventional trailers and 1,000 lb. less than a 53-foot "high cube" domestic container on chassis. The Roadrailers trailer has a unique air-ride suspension system which reduces the trailer weight by hundreds of pounds. The Federal Railroad Administration has increased the permissible length of Roadrailers trains from 75 to 100 units. Testing is now underway to increase the length to 125 units. In a typical 120 unit trailer piggyback train of 60 89' conventional TTX cars there will be as much as 140 feet of coupler slack. A 200 unit container articulate double stack train has about 10 feet of coupler slack between the loco and the last car. The RoadRailer train (125 units) has just 5 inches of slack. This reduces damage to the cargo.

Kit includes:One piece plastic molded bodyRoller Bearing Trucks with 33" wheels (RP-25 flanges)

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