A Limited Edition Tangent Scale Models PS-4750 covered hopper car painted for freelance railroad West Falls Northern! Road Number Variant: WFN 21105.
The West Falls Northern is an exciting Freelance Model Railroad concept by Daniel Archer! With an all Alco/MILW locomotive roster what is not to like?
Boasting 987 route miles, the main line of the railroad runs from West Falls, New York (Buffalo area) to Springfield, Massachusetts. Several branch lines add customer reach along the way. Primary commodities hauled include paper products, coal, salt, malt/grains, TOFC, general manifest, as well as bridge traffic.
In 1984 the WFN locomotive roster consisted of 60 engines: Alco S-2 (2), Alco S-4 (4), Alco S-6 (4), Alco RS3M (3), Alco C420 (32), Alco C424 (4), Alco C425 (3), Alco C628 (2), and MILW M420 (5).
In Daniel Archer's storyline the West Falls Northern is closely associated with the Delaware and Hudson. Together they handle overhead bridge traffic between New England, Chicago, and points in Canada. As part of this history the West Falls Northern was purchased by Guilford in November of 1984 and was spun back off with the Delaware and Hudson property in 1988. By 1990 the WFN and the D&H combined to form a single railroad.
The pre-purchase price per car is $49.95! If any remain unsold upon delivery, the in-stock price will be $54.95 per car.