HO GATC Tank Car, Northern Pacific/Montana Rail Link #102025, "ASSIGNED TO MTRL. MGR. INTERBAY WASH."
American Limited is now shipping their second ready-to-run offering for HO scale – a Santa F, Northern Pacific, Spokane, Portland and Seattle. Tk-N and Tk-O Postwar welded tank car. Depending upon the paint scheme and details provided, this car is suitable for modelers from 1949 through the early 1990s.
Prior to the 1940s, most all tank cars were of riveted construction. World War II brought advancements in welding technology, such as electric arc welding and other techniques. After the war, freight car manufacturers such as American Car & Foundry and General American retooled their manufacturing facilities to leverage these new methods for freight car assembly.