Gunderson introduced their MAXI-I articulated cars in 1988, with the first run lasting until 1990. During that time, 270 cars were built for railroads such as the Southern Pacific , Trailer Train, Maersk and Rail-Bridge. The cars could carry two 20’ containers or a single 40’ container in their well. A larger 48’ or even 52’ continuer could be positioned on the lower container. With the high demand for interrelation carriers to move 40’ containers, the railroads revised the design. In 2000, the BNSF placed new orders for these cars. Production of these cars continues to this day.
The cars feature metal chassis with etched metal details and add-on parts. The cars also feature AZL’s Auto-Latch couplers and roller bearing trucks. Containers are sold separately. The packaging includes slots for ten 40’ containers.
The first release is for DTTX / Southern Pacific. Four sets are being offered:
906501-1 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73145 906501-2 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73153 906501-3 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73147 906501-4 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73150
Containers are sold separately. Look for special ten packs of containers to be released shortly.
See the American Z Line sites for more information on these and other AZL products.
Not a return but an all new product! AZL's first intermodal releases was the NSC 53' well cars. We show one in the video we posted. These cars are very different as they are smaller and designed to run in sets.
If you haven't seen the video, check out the link in the Knowledge Base.
Yessss!!!! Order placed here too! I am looking forward to the BNSF and TTX releases too. I really hope the BNSF Circle Logo scheme is part of the releases. I hope to end up with 3-4 TTX-derivatives and 2-3 BNSF and may end up getting a Maersk to patch as well.
Post by jhrailroading on Jan 15, 2020 17:37:56 GMT -5
That was fast! They look great, and I appreciate the Ztrack video demonstrating the operation of the car, especially showing what radii they can handle. Are the containers going to be available at a later date, or soon to follow with each car release? I'm curious if they're stateside yet. Looking forward to more paint schemes!
Post by Rob Albritton on Jan 16, 2020 18:42:38 GMT -5
Somewhere in the Cascades, right after the BN/ATSF merger a newly painted Maxi-I hauls a load out of a snow shed by a lonely BN SD40-2 (also made by AZL) A few domestic 53' containers ride on top of the 40' cargo....
Somewhere in the Cascades, right after the BN/ATSF merger a newly painted Maxi-I hauls a load out of a snow shed by a lonely BN SD40-2 (also made by AZL) A few domestic 53' containers ride on top of the 40' cargo....W