Boeing 777 Covered Well Car

Boeing had 16 well cars with canopies built to safely transport sections of the 777 aircraft built in Wichita, Kansas to the final assembly plant in Everett, Washington.  These cars have been seen on BNSF and MRL trains since 1993 and will continue to be used as long as the B777 remains in production.  4 more cars were added in 2012, bringing the total in use to 20.

Everything about this car is BIG.  The top of the canopy is 20 feet and 1 inch above the railhead, and the width of the car is 12 feet 8 inches.  More information on this car and the B777 components carried can be found in the book Shipping Planes on Trains Volume 4 by Andrew Klamka.  

All of the numerous features if this car are captured in our HO scale model.  Minimum radius curve is 22” but keep in mind this is a very wide car and it will not always meet the NMRA clearance standards.  A good rule-of-thumb is if an 89′ autorack car runs fine on your track, then this car should also run as well.

The model is produced as a kit that assembles easily and includes everything you need to complete the car other than CA glue, paint, and a few hand tools.  A complete list of features and details are listed below.  Kits can be purchased below, and fully assembled cars will be available exclusively through Spring Creek Model Trains

Not a kit builder?  Fully assembled and painted models are available through Spring Creek Model Trains.  The button below will take you to their website.

Kit Features

  • Strong polymer plastic body and detail parts
  • Both Well Body types offered (specific to road number)
  • Kadee Trucks with 33″ metal wheels
  • Stainless Steel Grab Irons and Coupler Levers
  • Kadee “Scale” Whisker ® couplers
  • Etched metal walkways
  • Full brake system, piping, and ladder details
  • Will negotiate curves down to 22 inches
  • Circus City Decals with 16 road numbers available
  • Reflective tape from Smokebox Graphics
  • Box with custom foam inserts to store and transport your assembled model safely