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MTH Premier 20-96240 GATX 8000 Gal. Tank Car #21680

MTH Premier 20-96240 GATX 8000 Gal. Tank Car #21680
MTH Premier 20-96240 GATX 8000 Gal. Tank Car #21680
Manf Stock # 20-96240 #21680
Condition New
Box Yes
SKU 11164
Quantity in stock No items available
List price: $54.95, Save $15.95
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For most of the steam and early diesel eras, tank cars followed a standard design: an 8,000-11,000 gallon tank perched on a flatcar-like underframe. Beginning in the mid-1950s, however, a new design took hold: the tank itself became the structural backbone of the car, eliminating the need for a full-length underframe and making bigger tank diameters possible.

But not every shipper needed the much larger capacities that the new tank cars offered. Hence the advent of these "beer can" tank cars in the mid-1960s, with capacities similar to pre-war tankers. They proved ideal for customers who didn't want larger shipments, and also for transporting a wide variety of heavier, denser liquids including industrial acids and foodstuffs. For modelers, they're an ideal counterpoint to longer cars in a modern freight train.

MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer's scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.


  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Unit Measures:9 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 3 7/8
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

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