1924 Box Car, Single Door

Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:SSA702
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1924
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:X29
Model Introduced:2013
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Prototype Dimensions:40'
The car with Creco doors was as they were originally built over a period of ten years from 1924 to 1934. They had an 8.5-foot interior height, and came with KD brakes and Carmer cut levers. A total of 18,000 of those were built, in five different road number series. Starting in 1932 the cars were being equipped with AB brakes, which was completed on almost all cars by the late 1940s to early 1950s. Note that some cars with the Creco doors remained in service until the 1960s. Other railroads used this same car design, so Des Plaines Hobbies has decals available for those as well.
photo © Jim Kindraka

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