Pacific Rail Shops Box Car, Single Door

Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-503
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1955
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:73243
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Prototype Dimensions:50'
This 50-foot car came as an injection-molded plastic kit that was already painted and decorated. The trucks were assembled, and the brake beams needed to be snapped into place. Ed cut and filed the sill tabs out to make a different looking car. He also replaced the plastic wheels with S-Helper Service metal ones, and installed Kadee #802 couplers. Available in two road numbers.
photo © Ed Kirstatter

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