2nd Run PC&F 50-ft Exterior Post Insulated Boxcars

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Announcing our 2nd run of our all new Pacific Car & Foundry 70-ton 50-ft Exterior Post Insulated Boxcars with two different door designs. They feature highly detailed car body and undercarriage, body-mounted knuckle couplers, proper ride height, metal wheels for smooth rolling, multiple authentic car numbers, and Youngstown or Landis Plug door according to the actual boxcar. In likeness of the real thing, Wheels of Time models will also have Keystone cushioning details for boxcars so equipped.

These PC&F 70-ton 50-ft Exterior Post Insulated Boxcars, built in Renton Washington, were prevalent from the late 1960's and through 1980's. They continued on to second hand, third hand and even fourth hand owners into today's railroading.

 

A Little Bit of Background:

Their exterior post design became the way boxcars are fabricated largely replacing the double sheathed (smooth side) car body construction.  These insulated cars measured 50-ft. 6-in. (or 7-inches in some cases) in interior length and had a cargo capacity of roughly 4400 to 5033 cu. ft. They were equipped to hold shifting loads with built in restraining devices such as from Car Pac or DF Evans. Further, their 20-inch cushioning devices on the cars absorbed the longitudinal forces resulting from slack action that can damage the cargo. They carried food products such as can goods, drinks, packaged food products, dog food, and even chocolate -  which needed protection from the changes in temperature, but required no refrigeration.

Model Features: 

  • Two door styles as according to the prototype: Landis Plug Door and Youngstown Plug Door.
  • Highly detailed undercarriage and body including Keystone cushioning details for cars so equipped.
  • Very sharp printing and authentic lettering.
  • Mutliple car numbers.
  • Body-mounted couplers.
  • Metal 33-inch wheels for smooth rolling and great operation.

PRE-ORDERS are due by June 27, 2018 (revised date). Delayed schedule. Get the PDF Flyer          Get the PNG flyer  pg 1 & pg 2      Get the indivicual jpg images


The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway begin repainting their Class Bx-146 in the 1980s to all bold red paint scheme. In 1984, the "Super" was removed and lettering style changed from Railroad Roman to San Serif Gothic characters. These class Bx-146 insulated boxcars were originally ordered from Pacific Car & Foundry in 1971. They have a cargo volume of approximately 4433 cu. ft. and were equipped with Keystone 20-in Shock Control cushioning. They were also equipped with Landis Plug Doors. These boxcars carried food product that didn't require refrigerations but needed insulation from the weather. Re-weigh date is 8-84. ATSF Super Shock Control car will have Landis Doors as per prototype - actually Plate B car:  Plate B is 15'-1" vs Plate C 15'-5" over extreme height.

Item #

Santa Fe, "Shock Control", Class Bx-146, PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, 10'-6" Landis Door, All red revised paint - 8 car numbers

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61155

ATSF 522341

$26.59
61156

ATSF 522350

$26.59
61157

ATSF 522377

$26.59
61158

ATSF 522390

$26.59
61159

ATSF 522455

$26.59
61160

ATSF 522487

$26.59
61161

ATSF 522492

$26.59
61162

ATSF 522529

$26.59

 

With Burlington Northern Railroad acquisition of the Saint Louis - San Francisco Railway (a.k.a Frisco) in November 1980, they inherited a large batch of PC&F insulated boxcars. These cars were originally built for Frisco in November and December of 1971. They were repainted in the classic BN green and numbered as BN 732399 through 732464 (ex. SLSF 600015 - 600264). These 4829 cubic foot boxcars served the food industries well carrying everything from food for your fido, can & dry goods, wine, potatoes and everything in-between. Re-weigh date 12-86.

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Item #

Burlington Northern, Large Classic Logo,  PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, 10'-6" YPD - 8 car numbers

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61163

BN 732301

$26.59
61164

BN 732315

$26.59
61165 BN 732333
$26.59
61166

BN 732380

$26.59
61167 BN 732409
$26.59
61168 BN 732412
$26.59
61169 BN 732437
$26.59
61170 BN 732454
$26.59

 

Conrail inherited a batched of 50-ft PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar from the Penn Central. They were originally purchased for their Merchants Despatch Transportation (MDT) in 1968. MDT continued to operate as a subsidary under Conrail - the reason for lettering "Merchants Despatch Transportation Corporation Owner and Lessor".  Revised car numbers to reflect majority of Conrail's PCF roster. No change in item numbers. Correction: By 1987, only four cars were renumbered into the 365xxx series. Majority of the cars were left in the 360500 series and left as RBL. Strangely, MDT (Conrail), did not reweigh these cars when repainted but kept the original NEW date.  Therefore, we have revised the artwork and car numbers to reflect this distinction that most cars were left in the original numbers.

Item #

Conrail, Class MDTS,  PC&F 50-ft RB Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, ex-PC MDT heritage - 8 car numbers

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61171

CR 360512 $26.59

61172

CR 360515

$26.59

61173 CR 360521 $26.59

61174

CR 360526

$26.59

61175 CR 360530 $26.59

61176 CR 360544 $26.59

61177 CR 360552 $26.59

61178 CR 360560 $26.59

 

CSX leased a number of PC&F insulated boxcars numbered CSXT 199800 - 199885 from a variety of original railroad owners. The earlier car numbers were originally from MP / TP, while car no 199848 was an ex-UP car. Wheels of Time thanks Tim O'Connor for his help on these cars.

Item #

CSX, PC&F 50-ft RBL Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, ex-IC, nee-MP cars, gray paint - 8 car numbers

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61179

CSXT 199812 $26.59
61180

CSXT 199817

$26.59
61181 CSXT 199826 $26.59
61182

CSXT 199828

$26.59
61183 CSXT 199830 $26.59
61184 CSXT 199834 $26.59
61185 CSXT 199835 $26.59
61186 CSXT 199837 $26.59

 

Sometime after 1998, the Union Pacific Railroad repainted one ex-D&RGW/ Golden West Service PC&F Insulated Boxcar originally built in 1972 with their UP shield. The reflector stripes were added around 2005. Interestingly, UP added this car to their BI-70-8 class of cars which were actually Evans built cars. In addition, this car had Keystone cushioning device but was lettered "hydra cushion". Perhaps the reasons why this is a one of kind paint job that UP did.

Item #

DRGW - Union Pacific, PC&F 50-ft RBL, Insulated Boxcar, UP SHIELD, brown - 1 car number

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61187

DRGW 61500
$26.59

 

These cars lettered DRGW were originally ex-D&RGW cars refurbished and leased back by Greenbier to SP under the reporting marks of GVSR. After SP dissolved Golden West Service, it was repatriated back to SP under DRGW reporting marks. The UP kept their heritage reporting marks alive after their merged of SP.

Item #

DRGW (Ex. Golden West Service) PC&F 50-ft RBL, Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, blue - 8 car numbers

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61188

DRGW 61532 $26.59
61189

DRGW 61540

$26.59
61190 DRGW 61589 $26.59
61191

DRGW 61611

$26.59
61192 DRGW 61635 $26.59
61193 DRGW 61672 $26.59
61194 DRGW 61701 $26.59
61195 DRGW 61709 $26.59

 

 

The Texas & Pacific Railway a subsidary of the Missouri Pacific Railroad received 100 Pacific Car & Foundry insulated boxcars in 1970. They had a rated dimension of 4745 cu. ft. These RBL cars were equipped with Preco load dividers and sidewall fillers. ACF suppled the cushioning device - marketed as "Freight-Saver".  New date 7-70.  They carried food products.

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Texas & Pacific, PC&F (1970) RBL, Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar MP Lines Buzz Saw Logo, brown - 8 car numbers

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61196

TP 780575 $26.59
61197

TP 780581

$26.59
61198 TP 780589 $26.59
61199

TP 780596

$26.59
61200 TP 780610 $26.59
61201 TP 780628 $26.59
61202 TP 780647 $26.59
61203 TP 780671 $26.59