Freight wagons - USATC

Wagons to GB loading gauge made for the US Army Transportation Corps. Thousands of these wagons were assembled in Britain between 1942 and 1944, and moved by rail to ports in preparation for the invasion of Europe. All types were tried in service on Britain's railways, but of the models depicted here only the twin-bogie flat and tank wagons were found to be suitable for sustained internal traffic. The wagons supplied from Britain, and thousands more supplied directly to the Continent, eventually entered service with European rail operators.

Sections on this page: Brake van; Twin-bogie flat wagon; Twin-bogie tank wagon; Four-wheel open wagon; Four-wheel closed van; Four-wheel flat wagon; Other USATC wagon types

 

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Brake van

 

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Sachsenmodelle USATC brake wagon

Sachsenmodelle

Brake van - four wheel

 

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Twin-bogie flat wagon

 

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Klein Modellbahn USATC bogie flat wagon

Roco (previously Klein Modellbahn)

Flat wagon - twin-bogie

 

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Twin-bogie tank wagon

 

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Klein Modellbahn 3609 USATC bogie tank wagon

Roco (previously Klein Modellbahn)

Tank wagon - twin-bogie

 

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Four-wheel open wagon

 

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Klein Modellbahn 3143 USATC four-wheel open wagon

Roco (previously Klein Modellbahn)

Open wagon - four-wheel

 

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Sachsenmodelle USATC open wagon

Tillig (previously Sachsenmodelle)

Open wagon - four-wheel

 

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Four-wheel closed van

 

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Klein Modellbahn USATC bogie flat wagon

Roco (previously Klein Modellbahn)

Closed van - four-wheel

 

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Sachsenmodelle USATC closed van

Tillig (previously Sachsenmodelle)

Closed van - four-wheel

 

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Four-wheel flat wagon

 

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Sachsenmodelle USATC flat car

Tillig (previously Sachsenmodelle)

Flat wagon - four-wheel

 

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Other USATC wagon types

 

 

Twin-bogie refrigerator van (reefer): This type was used for internal traffic in Britain, but there is currently no model of it.

 

 

Twin-bogie closed van (boxcar): This type was not sent to Britain, but is modelled by Fleischmann (for example, item number 573301).

 

 

Twin-bogie open wagon (gondola): This type was not sent to Britain, but is modelled by Fleischmann (for example, item number 526303).

 

 

Twin-bogie low-sided open wagon: This type was not sent to Britain, but is modelled by Fleischmann (for example, item number 526205).

 

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British 1:87 Scale Modelling