Product Features and Details
Prototype: Four different design German State Railroad Company (DRG) freight cars. Three type R Stuttgart two-axle open freight cars with wooden stakes, without handbrakes. High capacity containers with gear for running on roads, lettered for the German State Railroad Company (DRG). One type Pwg Pr 14 freight train baggage car. The cars look as they did around 1929.
Model: The stake cars have truss rods. All of the stake cars are each loaded with a high capacity container with gear for running on roads. Stakes that can be installed on the cars are included. The freight train baggage car has a cupola, new LED marker lights, and a pickup shoe already mounted. The high capacity containers include different registration numbers. Total length over the buffers approximately 51.5 cm / 20-1/4“.
• Type Pwg freight train baggage car includes newly designed car floor included.
• Type Pwg freight train baggage car includes new LED marker lights.
• Type R Stuttgart cars each loaded with a high capacity container with gear for running on roads.
• High capacity containers include different registration numbers.
Starting in 1930, the German State Railroad (DRG) had to cut back its freight hauling capacity rapidly due to the global economic crisis. In 1932, it even lost money for the first time. The DRG saw one possibility for mastering the crisis in combating the competition from road traffic that had started as early as the Twenties. Chiefly freight transport by truck had already caused the DRG headaches before the global economic crisis. The German State Railroad now attempted to curtail this with very innovative ideas. It expanded and intensified the door-to-door services with Culemeyer road rollers, with standardized containers as forerunners to container transport, and with the transport of truck trailers on stake cars. The latter can rightly be seen as a forerunner to today‘s piggyback service where semi-truck trailers or entire rigs are transported on special railroad cars with low load heights over long routes.