SPOKANE, PORTLAND & SEATTLE

POSTWAR AAR 40 BOX CARS

 

 

The Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railroad purchased 500 all steel 40 box cars from Pullman Standard in 1946. These cars were built to the AAR standard design of the era, using 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends and rectangular panel roofs. 250 cars each were installed with Apex, Blaw-Knox, Morton, and Gypsum running boards.

This kit is available in 6 versions, as the cars came with two different door 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, polyurethane or styrene running boards 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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SP&S-001 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $65.00

rectangular panel roof, Superior door, Apex or Blaw-Knox running boards, oval

herald- 1946 until early 80s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-002 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $65.00

rectangular panel roof, Superior door, Apex or Blaw-Knox running boards, oval

w/ large name- 1957 until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-003 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Morton running boards, oval herald-

1946 until early 80s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-004 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Morton running boards, oval w/ large

name- 1957 until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-005 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $TBA

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Gypsum running boards, oval herald-

1946 until early 80s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-006 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $TBA

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Gypsum running boards, oval w/ large

name- 1957 until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-501 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $17.00

rectangular panel roof, Superior door, Apex or Blaw-Knox running boards, oval Conversion

herald- 1946 until early 80s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-502 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $17.00

rectangular panel roof, Superior door, Apex or Blaw-Knox running boards, oval Conversion

w/ large name- 1957 until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-503 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $22.00

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Morton running boards, oval herald- Conversion

1946 until early 80s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-504 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $22.00

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Morton running boards, oval w/ large Conversion

name- 1957 until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-505 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $TBA

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Gypsum running boards, oval herald- Conversion

1946 until early 80s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

SP&S-506 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $TBA

rectangular panel roof, Youngstown door, Gypsum running boards, oval w/ Conversion

large name- 1957 until late 70s, ASF A-3 trucks, 8 rung ladders

 

 

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