Spurred by the postwar business boom and in an effort to replace worn out equipment, North American railroads built large numbers of 40-foot box cars to the AAR standard designs beginning in 1945. Prototypes were built with different combinations of roof styles, ends and doors.
- State-of-the-art, highly-detailed tooling
- Add-on details include ladders, grab irons, etc.
- Four different end styles: 4/4, Early and Late Improved Dreadnaught or "Dartnot"
- Two different roofs: straight or diagonal panel
- Three different door openings: 6 ft, 7 ft and 8 ft
- Superior or Youngstown doors
- Seven- or eight-rung ladders
- Free rolling trucks with blackened metal wheelsets
- Carefully researched prototypical paint schemes
This product was added to our catalog on February 24, 2018