NEW YORK CENTRAL

POSTWAR AAR 40 BOX CARS

 

 

NYC-003

 

 

In 1945, the New York Central acquired 2000 all steel 40 box cars from their Despatch Shops in East Rochester, NY. An additional 1000 cars were assembled at the same location in 1947. In 1948, the road purchased an additional 2000 similar cars, 1000 each from Greenville Steel Car and American Car and Foundry. The first order was equipped with the prewar version of the Youngstown door, while all three later orders featured 4/5/5 Improved Youngstown Doors. These cars were built to the AAR standard design of the era, using 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends and rectangular panel roofs.

This kit is available in 6 versions, as the cars came with different door and running board designs, and two styles of lettering are available. 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 pair of polyurethane or styrene doors as appropriate to the series, a polyurethane or styrene running board as appropriate to the series, a Pacific Rail Shops undecorated shell with detail parts and trucks, 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, CDS dry transfer lettering, car data with expanded instructions, and a few other bits and pieces are included; some versions include polyurethane doors and/or running boards as well.

See also the Postwar AAR Box Car Research Page.

 

 

Kit Description Price

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NYC-001 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $63.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Apex running boards, oval

herald w/ Roman- 1945 until mid 60s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-002 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $63.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Apex running boards, oval

herald w/ Gothic- 1955 until early 80s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-003 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1947 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $65.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Apex running

boards, oval herald w/ Roman- 1947 until mid 60s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-004 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1947 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $65.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Apex running

boards, oval herald w/ Gothic- 1955 until early 80s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-005 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1948 ACF production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught $TBA

ends, Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Gypsum

running boards, oval herald w/ Roman-1948 until mid 60s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-006 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1948 ACF production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught $TBA

ends, Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Gypsum

running boards, oval herald w/ Gothic-1955 until early 80s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-501 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $13.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Apex running boards, oval Conversion

herald w/ Roman- 1945 until mid 60s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-502 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1945 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $13.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Apex running boards, oval Conversion

herald w/ Gothic- 1955 until early 80s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-503 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1947 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $19.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Apex running Conversion

boards, oval herald w/ Roman- 1947 until mid 60s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-504 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1947 production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, $19.00

Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Apex running Conversion

boards, oval herald w/ Gothic- 1955 until early 80s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-505 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1948 ACF production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught $TBA

ends, Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Gypsum Conversion

running boards, oval herald w/ Roman- 1948 until mid 60s, AAR trucks

 

NYC-506 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 1948 ACF production, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught $TBA

ends, Murphy rectangular panel roof, Improved Youngstown door, Gypsum Conversion

running boards, oval herald w/ Gothic- 1955 until early 80s, AAR trucks

 

 

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