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Frameless & Narrow Frame

Tank Cars

Blackstone models are pleased to announce the road numbers and advance reservation information for our HOn3 Tank Cars. These tank cars represent the narrow frame and frameless UTLX cars that traversed the Denver and Rio Grande Western and Rio Grande Southern Railroad’s track throughout Colorado from the 1920s and into the 1960s and will be available in a variety of road numbers and paint schemes.

The narrow frame UTLX cars were built in the 1920s by using old standard gauge tank cars and mounting the tanks on steel channel framework. These cars were equipped with 4’ 8" arch bar style trucks.

The UTLX frameless tank cars are well known as the "GRAMPS" cars. Originally built from former standard gauge cars in the early 1930s, many of this class had the prominent silver letters emblazoned across the sides of the tank cars around 1939 while transporting oil from Farmington and Chama to the Alamosa refinery.

 

UTLX Narrow Frame Tank Cars

 

There are three Narrow Frame Tank Car numbers featuring the UTLX yellow lettering (Nos. 13178 13036 and 12973)

All road numbers are available both weathered and non-weathered

 
Part Number Road Number Finish Price Stock Order
B340604 UTLX No. 13178 £45 1
B340605 UTLX No. 13036 £45 4
B340606 UTLX No. 12973 £45 2
B340608W UTLX No. 12822 Weathered £50 0 -
B340609W UTLX No. 13119 Weathered £50 0 -
B340610W CYCX No. 63 Weathered £50 0 -
B340611W CYCX No. 64 Weathered £50 0 -

3rd Release

D&RGW UTLX Frameless Tank Cars

There are three Frameless Tank Car numbers featuring the UTLX yellow lettering as well as the "GRAMPS" logo (Nos. 55276, 55190 and 55347)

All three road numbers are available both weathered and non-weathered.

Part Number Road Number Finish Price Stock Order
B340656 UTLX No. 55339 £52 0 -
B340657 UTLX No. 55297 £52 0 -
B340658 UTLX No. 55341 £52 0 -
B340656W UTLX No. 55339 Weathered £58 0 -
B340657W UTLX No. 55297 Weathered £58 0 -
B340658W UTLX No. 55341 Weathered £58 0 -
 
   
   
Back to Index Availability updated 28/11/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not use the tables below - stored just to keep a record

 

Part Number Road Number Finish Order
B340604  UTLX No. 13178  
B340605 UTLX No. 13036  
B340606 UTLX No. 12973
B340604W UTLX No. 13178 Weathered
B340605W UTLX No. 13036 Weathered
B340606W UTLX No. 12973 Weathered

 

Part Number Road Number Finish Order
B340653 UTLX No. 55276  
B340654 UTLX No. 55190  
B340655 UTLX No. 55347
B340653W UTLX No. 55276 Weathered
B340654W UTLX No. 55190 Weathered
B340655W UTLX No. 55347 Weathered