PC&F 50-ft Exterior Post Insulated Boxcars

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Wheels of Time is proud to announce 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. 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.

PRE-ORDERS are due by August 9, 2017. Estimated release is the last quarter 2017.

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The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway received 300 class Bx-146 50-ft 6-in XLI Insulated Boxcars from Pacific Car & Foundry in 1971. These cars had a cargo volume of approximately 4433 cu. ft. They were equipped with Keystone 20-in Shock Control cushioning and were lettered with their famous slogan on the sides of the boxcar by Santa Fe as "Super Shock Control".  They were equipped with Landis Plug Doors. They carried food product that didn't require refrigerations but needed insulation from the weather. Built date 3-71. 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.

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

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61111 ATSF 522300
$26.59

61112 ATSF 522352
$26.59

61113 ATSF 522373
$26.59

61114 ATSF 522409
$26.59

61115 ATSF 522486 $26.59
61116 ATSF 522509 $26.59
61117 ATSF 522571 $26.59
61118 ATSF 522593 $26.59

 

The Denver & Rio Grande Western roster a large batch of 50-ft PC&F exterior post insulated boxcars classified as RBL. This 61500 series cars were constructed by PC&F in 1972. Car numbers 61500-61624 had Evans bulkheads and side fillers. Cars 61625-61749 had Evans Dual-Pak Bulkhead System. Built date 2-72. They have 10'-6" Youngstown Plug Doors.

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Denver & Rio Grande Western, PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcars, 10'6" YPD - 8 car numbers

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61119 D&RGW 61500
$26.59

61120 D&RGW 61525
$26.59

61121 D&RGW 61569 $26.59

61122 D&RGW 61571 $26.59

61123 D&RGW 61593 $26.59
61124 D&RGW 61613 $26.59

61125 D&RGW 61678 $26.59
61126 D&RGW 61702 $26.59

 

The Saint Louis - San Francisco Railway XLI boxcars were built by PC&F in December 1971, numbered 600000-600264. They were equipped with 10'-6" wide Youngstown Plug Door, rode on ASF 70-ton Ride Control trucks and had 20" end of cushioning devices. As of 2006, some of these cars still roam the system in their original paint but under the BNSF ownership. Others were repainted and renumbered into BN numbering system and eventually into BNSF roster.  These insulated boxcars were clasified as XLI - a similar classification as RBI but perhaps with a less restrictive cargo requirement. Built date 12-71.

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Frisco (SLSF), PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, 10'-6" YPD, end of car cushioning - 8 car numbers

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61127 SLSF 600000
$26.59

61128 SLSF 600021 $26.59

61129 SLSF 600118 $26.59

61130 SLSF 600124 $26.59

61131 SLSF 600197 $26.59
61132 SLSF 600225 $26.59

61133 SLSF 600243 $26.59
61134 SLSF 600260 $26.59

 

The Missouri Pacific roster a large batch of exterior post PC&F* Insulated RBL 50-ft cars. Cars 780775 - 780874 were built by PACCAR in Feb. 1975. These RBL cars were rated at 70 tons, had a capacity of 4800+ cu. ft. and had Preco load dividers.  These cars also had 20-inch Keystone cushioning. Some of these MoPac cars and later similar versions can still be seen today.

*Pacific Car & Foundry became PACCAR on Jan. 25, 1972.

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Missouri Pacific, PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, 10'-6"YPD, Shock Control Keystone - 8 car numbers

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61135 MP 780775
$26.59

61136 MP 780787 $26.59

61137 MP 780800 $26.59

61138 MP 780811 $26.59

61139 MP 780820 $26.59
61140 MP 780858 $26.59

61141 MP 780866 $26.59
61142 MP 780872 $26.59

 

The Penn Central received 55 newly constructed 50-ft exterior post insulated cars for their Merchant Depatch Company from PC&F in Sept. and in Oct. of 1968.  Car numbers are 360508-360562. It was not customary for PC to purchase cars from PC&F - making these cars as somewhat unique. They had a capacity around 4651 cu. ft. and were fitted with Fork Lift Truck pallets. They carried food products.

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Penn Central, PC&F Exterior Post Boxcar, 10'-6"YPD, Merchants Despatch Company - 8 car numbers

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61143 PC 306510
$26.59

61144 PC 306516
$26.59

61145 PC 306522
$26.59

61146 PC 306533
$26.59

61147 PC 306539
$26.59
61148 PC 306551
$26.59

61149 PC 306555
$26.59
61150 PC 306562
$26.59

 

The Nestlé Company leased from the North American Car Corporation twenty-five PC&F 50-ft Exterior Post RBL boxcars built in July 1970. These cars transported - you guessed it! - chocolate from it's factory to their chocolate candy vendors and various warehouses. These cars were typically loaded up at their Fulton, New York chocolate plant* and sent nationwide. *The iconic chocolate plant made all things related to Nestlé chocoloate including Crunch Bars, Quik, $100,000 Bar, and of course lots of bulk chocolate. It was closed in 2003.

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Nestlé, PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, 10'-6" YPD, North American Car - 2 car numbers

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61151 TNCX 43120
$26.59

61152 TNCX 43131
$26.59

 

These PC&F RBL insulated boxcars are painted for Helm-Pacific Leasing (HPJX). They provides leased freight cars to railroads and shippers in North America. These insulated boxcars are perfect for the today's modern model railroader. They were ex-MP cars.

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Helm-Pacific Leasing, PC&F Exterior Post Insulated Boxcar, 10'-6" YPD - 2 car numbers

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61153 HPJX 90239
$26.59

61154 HPJX 90242
$26.59