Spurred by the postwar business boom and in an effort to replace worn out equipment, North American railroads built large numbers of 40′ box cars to the AAR standard designs beginning in 1945. Prototypes were built with different combinations of roof styles, ends and doors. Our tooling includes many of the more common options for these details.
State of the art highly detailed tooling
Many separately applied details such as ladders, grab irons, etc.
4 different end styles – 4/4, Early and Late Improved Dreadnaught or“Dartnot”
2 different roofs – straight or diagonal panel
Superior or Youngstown doors
Seven or eight rung ladders
Fully detailed underframe
Free rolling trucks with blackened metal wheelsets
Carefully researched prototypical paint schemes