NORTHERN PACIFIC

POSTWAR AAR 40 BOX CARS

 

 

In 1945, the Northern Pacific acquired 500 all steel 40 box cars from Pullman Standard. The road purchased an additional 500 similar cars from American Car and Foundry in 1946. Then, in 1947, another 1000 cars were built at the NP company shops. These cars were built to the AAR standard design of the era, using 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends and rectangular panel roofs. Both the 1945 and 1947 orders had Apex running boards, while 250 each of the 1946 order used Morton and Transco running boards.

This kit is available in 3 versions, as the cars came with two different door designs, two different truck styles, and different running boards. Refer to the list below to determine what version is appropriate for you.

The kit contains a pair of polyurethane resin ends, polyurethane or styrene running board 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 running boards as well.

See also the Postwar AAR Box Car Research Page.

 

 

Kit Description Price

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NP-001 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945, -47 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught $65.00

ends, Murphy rectangular panel roof, Superior door, Apex running board,

monad until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NP-002 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1946 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $66.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Morton running board,

monad until late 70s, AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NP-003 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1946 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Transco running board,

monad until late 70s, AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NP-501 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1945, -47 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught $17.00

ends, Murphy rectangular panel roof, Superior door, Apex running board, Conversion

monad until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NP-502 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1946 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $22.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Morton running board, Conversion

monad until late 70s, AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

NP-503 AAR 106 IH steel box car, 1946 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $TBA

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Transco running board, Conversion

monad until late 70s, AAR trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

 

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