Rapido Trains Inc. 403013 HO 35' Fruehauf Integral-Post Volume Van - PRR 1950s - Trailer #1

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A transport revolution started in the 1950s – the advent of the piggyback trailer. No longer was it necessary to transfer loads to and from freight cars to local trucks for shipment or delivery. Instead, the entire loaded trailer could be driven from a loading dock to a freight yard, loaded on a train, then delivered to its final destination.

The Pennsylvania Railroad was an early adopter of the scheme with their “TrucTrain” service, but many other railroads offered their own services. The Trailer Train Company (TTX) was formed in November 1955 and quickly became the major player in TOFC (Trailer On Flat Car) operations. Its cars run on railroads throughout North America. Following on the introduction of our PRR and TTX F30D/G flat cars, Rapido is pleased to announce three groups of trailers that perfectly accompany our flat – or anybody else’s! These three body styles have not been available in HO plastic models before and cover the time period from the mid-1950s through the 1970s.