CANADIAN PACIFIC 1937 AAR BOX CARS

 

 

Between 1941 and 1946, the Canadian Pacific acquired 3850 similar all steel 40 box cars from the Canadian Car & Foundry. Although generally built to the AAR standard design of the era, these cars had some distinctive features characteristic of the Canadian roads. Foremost among these was a 5/5 welded Dreadnaught end. Unlike the ends supplied for most US built box cars at the time, this design had an additional corrugation on the top section of the upper end sheet.

This kit is available in 8 versions, as four different lettering styles are possible and 2 different running boards were installed. Refer to the list below to determine what version is appropriate for your modeling era.

The kit contains a pair of polyurethane resin ends, a Pacific Rail Shops undecorated shell with detail parts and trucks, PRS 8 rung ladders, CDS dry transfer lettering, car data with expanded instructions, and a few other bits and pieces required to build an accurate model of this prototype.

This box car is also available as an unboxed conversion kit (see 500 series below,) for which the modeler must supply a PRS 10 IH AAR box car kit (either corner post is acceptable as the ends are to be removed.) Polyurethane resin ends, PRS 8 rung ladders, CDS dry transfer lettering, car data with expanded instructions, and a few other bits and pieces are included.

 

            The CP-00x series of kits were originally released over a decade ago and are currently unavailable.   If sufficient preorders are received, I will consider putting these back into production.

 

 

Kit Description Price

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CP-001 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-44 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood running boards, Spans the World or no

herald- 1941 to mid 50's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-002 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-44 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood running boards, stepped herald- 1950 to

late 80's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-003 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-44 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood running boards, script herald- 1964 to

early 90's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-004 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-44 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood running boards, Multi-mark- 1968 to

1997, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-005 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1945-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Apex running boards, Spans the World or no

herald- 1941 to mid 50's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-006 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1945-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Apex running boards, stepped herald- 1950 to

late 80's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-007 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1945-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Apex running boards, script herald- 1964 to

early 90's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-008 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1945-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Apex running boards, Multi-mark- 1968 to

1997, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-501 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood or Apex running boards, Spans the World Conversion

or no herald- 1941 to mid 50's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-502 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood or Apex running boards, stepped herald- Conversion

1950 to late 80's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-503 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood or Apex running boards, script herald- Conversion

1964 to early 90's, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CP-504 AAR 10' IH steel box car, 1941-46 production, 5/5 W corner Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, wood or Apex running boards, Multi-mark- Conversion

1968 to 1997, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

 

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