PC&F 50-ft 70 ton Insulated Box Car

(N scale)

 

 Not your average box car ... incredibly popular among shippers numbering beyond the hundreds of thousands. These specially equipped insulated box cars were cushioned from slack action, protected with load equipment to prevent shifting loads, and insulated from extremes in temperature. Serving the food industry primarily, they were used by any shipper requiring a constant temperature and a nice cushioned ride.

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Model Features:

Railroad specific options:  Youngstown, Superior, or Landis plug doors,  Hydra-Cushion or Keystone cushioning details; proper ride height on realistic trucks with metal wheels; body-mounted knuckled magnetic couplers; realistic underframe details; rivets along the side seams; ultra-precise Wheels of Time tooling and authentic and attractive lettering and decoration you’ve come to like from Wheels of Time.  

More details from the actual prototype and from the model.

*These 70-ton Plate C cars were considered bunkerless refrigerator cars or insulated box cars and carried the mechanical designation of RBL or XLI, respectively. They were assigned to temperature sensitive commodities such as dried foods, canned goods, jar goods, drinks, packaged foods (rice, pasta, cereals), pet foods, nursery plants, seeds and xmas trees. PC&F (now known as PACCAR) had it’s beginnings making railroad logging cars. But the company has a varied history: they were involved in making the armour for Sherman tanks during WW2, OEM of heavy duty trucks (Kenworth c. 1945, Peterbilt c. 1958), and of course, specialized in refrigerator car manufacturing & repair, finally exiting the railroad OEM business in 1984. It continues today as a one of the largest class 8 truck manufacturers worldwide.

The Great Northern Railway which stretched from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes region merged into Burlington Northern in 1970. These 50-ft 70-ton Insulated Box Cars were built by Pacific Car & Foundry for Great Northern in October 1965 and were painted in the Glacier Green paint. They were equipped with 10-ft Superior Plug Doors. They were used in carrying temperature sensitive products such as food.

Item #

Great Northern, PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, 10-ft Superior Plug Door, No Vents, Glacial Green (NEW BODY STYLE) 8 number series

(will have Hydra-Cushion underframe like the real one!)

Price

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61068 DFB SF 200000 $26.59 sold out
61069 DFB SF 200014 $26.59 Sold Out
61070 DFB SF 200017 $26.59
61071 DFB SF 200019 $26.59
61072 DFB 200027 $26.59
61073 DFB 200034 $26.59
61074 DFB 200045 $26.59
61075 DFB 200072 $26.59

 

 

Burlington Northern's Western Fruit Express handled food products from the Pacific Northwest to the distribution points to Chicago and beyond.   RBWX road marks became RBBN after the formation of Burlington Northern suggesting a wholly owned subsidiary instead of a separate leasing company.  They were equipped 10-ft Superior Plug Doors, Hydra-Cushion under frame,  body side vents, and had interior restraining devices to keep load from shifting.   These cars were classified as RBL which stands for Refrigerated, Bunkerless, Loader-equipped.   They were well insulated to keep temperature constant and as the name suggest carried food products that didn't require special refrigeration.

Item #

Burlington Northern Western Fruit Express, PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, 10-ft Superior Plug Door, Side Vents, 8 number series

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61076 RBBN 64535 RBLH $26.59 Sold Out
61077 RBBN 64537 RBLH $26.59
61078 RBBN 64539 RBLH $26.59 sold out
61079 RBBN 64546 RBLH $26.59
61080 RBBN 64533 RBLH $26.59
61081 RBBN 64540 RBLH $26.59
61082 RBBN 64541 RBLH $26.59
61083 RBBN 64559 RBLH $26.59 sold out

 

The Evergreen Freight Car Corporation was established to provide an adequate supply of freight cars specifically to carry forest products from northern California and Oregon. The demand to carry timber products was greater than the supply of available railroad cars for this specific purpose. Due to a shortage of available cars, box cars not specifically for the purpose for carrying lumber products were diverted, especially during the U.S. housing boom in the 1960s and 1970s. During 1966, R.J. Russell saw an opportunity to acquire box cars without having to do so in the name of Southern Pacific for accounting purposes. The wholly-owned company, Evergreen Freight Car Corp. (EFCX) was set up by Bankers Leasing Company which was the leasing arm of the Southern Pacific Railroad. These particular PC&F 70 ton Insulated box cars were equipped with Hydra-Cushion underframe, body side vents, and two 8-ft Landis plug doors. The unique door design is attributed to Robert Landis of Los Altos, CA in 1964. These Landis equipped cars were built in 1969-70 and carried numbers from 3200 to 3500. They lasted well into the late 90's before being repatriated to SP.

Item #

Evergreen Freight Car Corp. PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, Double 8-ft Landis Plug Doors, Side Vents, (New BODY STYLE) 10 number series

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61084 EFCX 3200 $26.59 Sold Out
61085 EFCX 3245 $26.59 sold out
61086 EFCX 3260 $26.59 Sold Out
61087 EFCX 3263 $26.59 sold out
61088 EFCX 3278 $26.59 sold out
61089 EFCX 3291 $26.59 sold out
61090 EFCX 3315 $26.59 Sold Out
61091 EFCX 3316 $26.59 sold out
61092 EFCX 3322 $26.59 Sold Out
61093 EFCX 3329 $26.59 sold out

 

 

These BNSF ex-Burlington Northern, nee-Frisco, XLI Insulated Box Cars were originally built by PC&F in 1977. They were equipped with 20-inch end of cushioning device, moveable bulkheads to secure shipment and 10-ft 6-in wide Youngstown plug doors. "BNSF" markings on the car varied from serif fonts to san serif fonts. Wheels of Time car will reflect these lettering details.

Item #

BNSF, PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton XLI Insulated Box Car, 10'-6" YSD, end of car cushioning - 8 car numbers

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61094 BNSF 779900 $26.59
61095 BNSF 779913 $26.59 Sold Out
61096 BNSF 779928 $26.59 Sold Out
61097 BNSF 779938 $26.59
61098 BNSF 779975 $26.59
61099 BNSF 779984 (san serif fonts) $26.59
61100 BNSF 780027 (san serif fonts) $26.59 Sold Out
61101 BNSF 780133 (san serif fonts) $26.59 Sold Out

 

 

In 1988, Philip Anshutz's Rio Grande Industries bought the Southern Pacific after the line's ill-fated merge attempt with the Santa Fe. The Southern Pacific brand continued replacing Rio Grande. In the 1990s, the new speed lettering style was adopted as a tribute to the old Rio Grande speed lettering. Kevin Bunker came up with the design in late 1988 by painting a model EMD SD40T-2 locomotive and showing it to Philip. It was probably in the mid to late 1990s that the new logo design started to appear on these box cars. They were originally built by PC&F in August 1972 through March 1973. They were SP class B-70-66 and were equipped with DF-B loaders (moveable bulkheads), and Hydra-Cushion underframes.

Item #

Southern Pacific Speed Lettering, "Hydra-Cushion", PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, 6'+8' Youngstown Plug Door - 8 car numbers

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61102 SP 694250 $26.59 Sold Out
61103 SP 694295 $26.59 Sold Out
61104 SP 694301 $26.59 Sold Out
61105 SP 694349 $26.59 sold out
61106 SP 694429 $26.59 sold out
61107 SP 694473 $26.59 Sold Out
61108 SP 694477 $26.59 Sold Out
61109 SP 694552 $26.59 Sold Out

 

These cars are unlettered PC&F ex-BN, nee-Frisco cars. The dimensional data reflects the modern stenciling standards. "CLOSE AND LOCK . . ." lettering stencil on door is a variation of BNSF ex-BN cars.

Item #

Unlettered, Brown, Dimensional Data only, PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton RBL Insulated Box Car, 10'-6" YPD

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61110 Dimensional Data only $26.59 Sold Out

 



These Golden West Service blue cars showed up in the 1990s.  These were Southern Pacific's cars rebuilt by Gunderson and then leased back by to SP.  The cars are stenciled Greenbrier which owns Gunderson.   They had Galveston Railroad (GVSR) reporting marks for tax purposes and were  classified as RBL.   They typically carried non-perishable food products that need protection from changes in temperature, but not needing mechanical refrigeration.   Model features realistic ride height, 6' and 8' Youngstown Plug Doors, Hydra-Cushion under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, knuckle magnetic couplers.

 

Item # Golden West Service (GVSR), PC&F 50-ft Insulated Box Car, 6'+8' Youngstown Plug Doors - 8 car numbers Price Available now
61029 GVSR 747000 $26.59
61030 GVSR 747005 $26.59 sold out
61031 GVSR 747012 $26.59 sold out
61032 GVSR 747022 $26.59 sold out
61033 GVSR 747031 $26.59 sold out
61034 GVSR 747043 $26.59 sold out
61035 GVSR 747055 $26.59 sold out
61036 GVSR 747063 $26.59 sold out

 

 


Wisconsin Central purchased a large batch of ex-Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt cars.  These were equipped with 20-inch Hydra-Cushion devices and were insulated.  These cars carried non-perishable food products and beverages.  These Plate C clearance cars had a volume capacity of around 4858 cu. ft.   A number of these WC lettered cars are used today working for their third owner, Canadian National.  Model features realistic ride height, 6' and 8' Youngstown Plug Doors, Hydra-Cushion under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, knuckle magnetic couplers.  Link to a photo of this car.

Item # Wisconsin Central, PC&F 50-ft Insulated Box Car, 6'+8' Youngstown Plug Doors - 6 car numbers Price In Stock
61037 WC 12008 $26.59
61038 WC 12017 $26.59

61039 WC 12027 $26.59

Sold out

61040 WC 12081 $26.59 Sold Out
61041 WC 12111 $26.59

61042 WC 12135 $26.59 Sold Out

 

 

The Western Fruit Express was a railroad refrigerator car leasing company formed by the Great Northern Railway and Fruit Growers Express on July 18, 1923 in order to compete with the Pacific Fruit Express and Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch.  These cars had the RBWX reporting mark.  This 1965 built car was lettered with a Great Northern goat logo with black stripes along the sides.   They were equipped Superior Plug Doors, Hydra-Cushion under frame,  body side vents, and had interior restraining devices to keep load from shifting.   These cars were classified as RBL which stands for Refrigerated, Bunkerless, Loader-equipped.   They were well insulated to keep temperature constant and as the name suggest carried perishables and food products that didn't require special refrigeration.  Model features realistic ride height,  10-ft Superior Plug Doors, body side vents, Hydra-Cushion under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, knuckle magnetic couplers.

Item # Great Northern Western Fruit Express (RBWX), PC&F 50-ft 70 ton Insulated Box Car, 10' Superior Plug Door, side body vents, Hydra-Cushion underframe, small logo - 4 car numbers Price In stock
61043 RBWX 64531 $26.59
61044 RBWX 64534 $26.59 sold out
61045 RBWX 64538 $26.59
61046 RBWX 64560 $26.59

 



This Western Fruit Express paint scheme reflects the post-1967 lettering and logo style which had a larger Great Northern goat herald without the stripes.   They were equipped Superior Plug Doors, Hydra-Cushion under frame,  body side vents, and had interior restraining devices to keep load from shifting.   These cars were classified as RBL which stands for Refrigerated, Bunkerless, Loader-equipped.   They were well insulated to keep temperature constant and as the name suggest carried perishables and food products that didn't require special refrigeration.  Model features realistic ride height,  10-ft Superior Plug Doors, body side vents, Hydra-Cushion under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, knuckle magnetic couplers.

Item # GN Western Fruit Express (RBWX), PC&F 50-ft 70 ton Insulated Box Car, 10' Superior Plug Door, Hydra-Cushion underframe, large logo - 3 car numbers Price In stock
61047 RBWX 64532 $26.59 sold out
61048 RBWX 64549 $26.59
61049 RBWX 64551 $26.59

 


The Western Fruit Express handled food products from the Pacific Northwest to the distribution points to Chicago and beyond.   RBWX road marks became RBBN after the formation of Burlington Northern suggesting a wholly owned subsidiary instead of a separate leasing company.  During the early days of BN, it was common to see cars still with Great Northern paint but with re-stenciled reporting marks.  They were equipped Superior Plug Doors, Hydra-Cushion under frame,  body side vents, and had interior restraining devices to keep load from shifting.   These cars were classified as RBL which stands for Refrigerated, Bunkerless, Loader-equipped.   They were well insulated to keep temperature constant and as the name suggest carried food products that didn't require special refrigeration.  Model features realistic ride height,  10-ft Superior Plug Doors, body side vents, Hydra-Cushion under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, knuckle magnetic couplers.

Item # GN (BN) Western Fruit Express (RBBN), PC&F 50-ft 70 ton Insulated Box Car, 10' Superior Plug Door, large logo, re-stensiled to RBBN - 1 car numbers Price In Stock
61050 RBBN 64552 $26.59 sold out

 


These Burlington Northern PC&F XLI box cars were formerly Frisco cars.  They were repainted by Burlington Northern in the '90's  which became one of the last paint scheme used prior to BNSF.  These cars are still being used by BNSF in 2012 with this BN scheme.   Their mechanical designation of XLI means box-insulated loader equipped with securements or permanently attached movable bulkheads.   They had 20-inch end of cushioning devices in the draft gear and had 10'-6" wide Youngstown Plug Doors.   Plug doors provided a tightly sealed compartment and flushed inside surface when door is closed eliminating the need for additional ladening to keep cargo in place.  They carried food products which didn't need additional refrigeration.   Model features realistic ride height, 10'-6" Youngstown Plug Door, detailed under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, body mounted couplers.

Item # BN ex-Frisco, PC&F 50-ft XLI Insulated Box Car, 10-6 YPD, small BN logo (last BN paint scheme) - 8 car nos. Price In Stock
61051 BN 732700 $26.59
61052 BN 732714 $26.59
61053 BN 732721 $26.59 Sold Out
61054 BN 732735 $26.59
61055 BN 732748 $26.59

61056 BN 732752 $26.59

61057 BN 732777 $26.59

61058 BN 732790 $26.59

 

 

The St. Louis Southwestern Railway, commonly known as the Cotton Belt is a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific.  Not surprisingly, SP turned to PC&F, for a large batch of these RBL cars built between 1969 to 1970 and were classified as B-70-46.   B = box car; 70 = capacity in tons; 46 = number of orders. These Plate C cars were insulated for carring non-perishable food products and beverages, and had a volumetric capacity of around 4860 cu. ft.  The "LD" labeling is SP's marketing slogan for attached bulkheads to keep cargo from shifting.  They were equipped with 20-inch Hydra-Cushion devices that absorbed slack action.   Model features realistic ride height, 6' and 8' Youngstown Plug Doors, Hydra-Cushion under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, body mounted couplers.

Item # Cotton Belt (SSW) "Hydra-Cushion For Fragile Freight",  PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, 6'+8' YPD, Class B-70-46 - 8 car numbers Price In Stock
61059 SSW 27200 $26.59
61060 SSW 27245 $26.59 sold out
61061 SSW 27280 $26.59 sold out
61062 SSW 27313 $26.59

61063 SSW 27361 $26.59 sold out
61064 SSW 27429 $26.59

61065 SSW 27463 $26.59 sold out
61066 SSW 27499 $26.59 sold out

 

 

These cars are perfect for BN re-patched box cars, ex-BN cars in second ownership such as leased fleets, or for adding your railroad fleet markings.  Model features realistic ride height, 10'-6" Youngstown Plug Door, detailed under frame, rivet details along the side body seams, metal wheels, knuckle magnetic couplers.  All the details you've come to like from Wheels of Time.

Item # Unlettered, Green, Dimensional Data, PC&F 50-ft XLI Insulated Box Car, 10-6 YPD Price Sold out
61067 unlettered, no logo, except dimensional data, in " BN green" $25.59

 

Pre-Orders were due December 8, 2012;  Actual Delivery Date:  May 20-24. 2013

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BN dimensional data style 1

.BN dimensional data style 2

Item # Burlington Northern, PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton RBL Insulated Box Car, 10'-6" YSD, Keystone Cushion - 8 car numbers Price

Status: 

61000 Burlington Northern, dimensional style 1; No. 749074
$26.59 Sold out
61001 Burlington Northern, dimensional style 1; No. 749081 $26.59 Sold out
61002 "Burlington Northern, dimensional style 1; No. 749087 $26.59 Sold out
61003 "Burlington Northern, dimensional style 1; No. 749095 $26.59 Sold out
61004 "Burlington Northern, dimensional style 2; No. 749000 $26.59 Sold out
61005 "Burlington Northern, dimensional style 2; No. 749016 $26.59 Sold out
61006 "Burlington Northern, dimensional style 2; No. 749032 $26.59 Sold out
61007 "Burlington Northern, dimensional style 2; No. 749047 $26.59 Sold out

 


SLSF XLI box car

Item # Frisco (SLSF), PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton XLI Insulated Box Car, 10'-6" YSD, end of car cushioning - 6 car numbers Price

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61008 Frisco (SLSF), No. 700119 $26.59 Sold out
61009 Frisco (SLSF), No. 700183 $26.59 Sold out
61010 Frisco (SLSF), No. 700206 $26.59 Sold out
61011 Frisco (SLSF), No. 700212 $26.59 Sold out
61012 Frisco (SLSF), No. 700248 $26.59 Sold out
61013 Frisco (SLSF), No. 700295 $26.59 Sold out

 



SP "Hydra-Cushion For Fragile Freight" DF-B Loader Equipped box car

Item # Southern Pacific "Hydra-Cushion For Fragile Freight",  PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, 6'+8' Youngstown Plug Door - 8 car numbers Price

Status:

61014

Southern Pacific, No. 698505

$26.59 Sold out
61015

Southern Pacific, No. 698697

$26.59 Sold out
61016

Southern Pacific, No. 698781

$26.59 Sold out
61017

Southern Pacific, No. 698864

$26.59 Sold out
61018

Southern Pacific, No. 698926

$26.59 Sold out
61019

Southern Pacific, No. 699140

$26.59 Sold out
61020

Southern Pacific, No. 699172

$26.59 Sold out
61021

Southern Pacific, No. 699199

$26.59 Sold out

 

 

 


Western Pacific, "Cushion Protection", PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, 10'-6" YSD - 6 car numbers" Price

Status: In stock

61022

Western Pacific, No. 68226

$26.59 Sold out
61023

Western Pacific, No. 68238

$26.59 Sold out
61024

Western Pacific, No. 68251

$26.59 Sold out
61025

Western Pacific, No. 68288

$26.59 Sold out
61026

Western Pacific, No. 68300

$26.59
61027

Western Pacific, No. 68305

$26.59 Sold out

 

 

 
Item # No Road Name Price

Status: 

61028

Unlettered, Brown, Dimensional Data only, PC&F 50-ft 70 Ton Insulated Box Car, 6'+8' Youngstown Plug Door

$25.59 Sold out