NICKEL PLATE ROAD

POSTWAR AAR 40 BOX CARS

 

 

In 1945, the Nickel Plate Road acquired 500 all steel 40 box cars from Ralston Steel Car Company. The road purchased an additional 500 cars from Pullman Standard in 1946. Both orders of cars were built to the AAR standard design of the era, using 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends and rectangular panel roofs, however, while the initial series had conventional 6 Youngstown and Superior doors, the second series featured 7 Youngstown doors and 7 Superior doors.

This kit is available in 6 versions, as the two orders came with different truck designs, as well as doors. Refer to the list below to determine which version is appropriate for you.

The kit contains a pair of polyurethane resin ends, a pair of polyurethane or styrene doors as appropriate to the series, 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 106 IH AAR box car kit. 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; some versions include polyurethane doors as well.

See also the Postwar AAR Box Car Research Page.

 

 

Kit Description Price

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NKP-001 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $64.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, script herald until early 70s,

AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-002 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $64.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, script herald until early 70s,

ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-003 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $65.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Superior door, script herald until early 70s,

??? trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-004 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1946 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, 7 Superior door, script herald until early 70s,

AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-005 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1946 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, 7 Youngstown door, script herald until early

70s, AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-006 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1946 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, 7 Youngstown door, script herald until early

70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-501 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $17.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown or Superior door, script herald Conversion

until early 70s, AAR or ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-504 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, 7 Superior door, script herald until early 70s, Conversion

AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NKP-505 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, 7 Youngstown door, script herald until early Conversion

70s, AAR or ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

 

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