Bulkhead Flat Car

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24579
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:24579
Model Introduced:1960
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was produced in 1960 and 1961. It was labeled as a "multiple-purpose" flat car. There are three variations and they tend to be a rather expensive car to obtain. The car has two bulkheads, three pieces of lumber, two canisters, four cardboard or plastic, or four orange cardboard, pipes, eight stakes, and one plastic brake wheel. The unit in the photo is the most common as it has four silver pipes with sintered-iron side frame trucks and knuckle couplers, although this variation can have four silver plastic pipes as well. The second variation is like the first, except it has four orange cardboard pipes. The third variation, which is a 1961 model, has orange cardboard pipes as well, however, it has Pike-Master trucks and couplers.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Amity Star Models
Manufacturer ID:2
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:American Car & Foundry (ACFX)
Model Introduced:1983
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:58'
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Manufacturer:Downs Model Railroad Co.
Manufacturer ID:FC-215HBH
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:475083
Product Type:Plastic Kit
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Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48505
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:8505
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Plastic
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00155
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted, not lettered
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. Color: SOO Line box car red.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00156
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:629091
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "USG" load. Also produced as SHS #00157 (road number 629052 with "Plumb Creek" load).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00158
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1967
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:95221
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "Johns Manville" load. Also produced as SHS #00159 (road number 95282 with "Plumb Creek" load).
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00160
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:22761
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "Evans" load.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00161
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:92641
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "Gold Bond" load. Also produced as SHS #00162 (road number 92642 with "Johns Manville" load).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00163
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:51861
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "Evans" load.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00164
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:15061
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "Masonite" load (note that photo shows "Finlay Premium", but that load came from one of the SOO Line cars). Also produced as SHS #00165 (road number 15082 with "USG" load).
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00166
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Wabash (WAB)
Road Number:181
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. Car originally came with the "Gold Bond Red" load.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00302
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Maine Central (MEC)
Road Number:7712
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. For the photo, the pulpwood load had been removed, but it did come with the load (see second photo by Holt Apgar).
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Photo #2
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00332
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:92182
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic
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Prototype Dimensions:53'6"
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "Johns Manville" load. Also produced as SHS #00331 (road number 91322 with "Boise Cascade WLL" load).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00334
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:60403
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'6"
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. "Western Carrier" load. Also produced as SHS #00333 (road number 60342 with "Weyerhaeuser" load).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00335
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Soo Line (SOO)
Road Number:5572
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic
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Prototype Dimensions:53'6"
With "Gold Bond Red" load. Also produced as SHS #00336 (road number 5573 with "Finlay Premium" load).
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Photo #3
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00337
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Delaware & Hudson (DH)
Road Number:16502
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'6"
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. Pulpwood load.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00338
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Western Maryland (WM)
Road Number:402
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'6"
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. Pulpwood load.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01728
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:628076
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. This was the 2006 Christmas car.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01729
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GMO)
Road Number:74051
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. Teal pipe load. Also produced as SHS #01730 (road number 74099 with yellow pipe load).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01814
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago Great Western (CGW)
Road Number:3013
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
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53'6" General Steel Casting Co. Teal pipe load. Also produced as SHS #01815 (road number 3026 with black pipe load).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01816
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Road Number:78400
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
53'6" General Steel Casting Co. Yellow pipe load. Also produced as SHS #01817 (road number 78408 with pulpwood load).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:Smoky Mountain Model Works
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Product Type:Kit
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Pulpwood bulkhead flat car kit with Smoky Mountain Model Works roller bearing trucks.
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Manufacturer:Smoky Mountain Model Works (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:64-F4
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1953
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Prototype Class:FM/FB
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Resin Kit
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Starting in 1953, SAL added bulkheads of various designs to accommodate special customer needs to their 50-foot flat cars. The kit includes a one-piece urethane underframe, details, steel weight (hidden in centersill during assembly), laser-cut deck, bulkheads, wire, decals, and Kadee 802 couplers. Trucks are not included.
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photo © Jim King
Manufacturer:Smoky Mountain Model Works
Manufacturer ID:64-W2
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Product Type:Resin Kit
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Pulpwood bulkhead flat car kit with Smoky Mountain Model Works roller bearing trucks. Two kit versions are available, one is for the 1951 to early 70s, and one for the 1960s to 1981 time period.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-0002
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Central of Georgia (CG)
Prototype Class:FR-3
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted, not lettered
Full underbody rigging, high resolution rivet details, sprung and equalized lost wax cast trucks. Made in Korea by Oh Sung Co. Arrived painted, but not lettered. Reviewed in the August 1988 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch magazine.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-0002
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Central of Georgia (CG)
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted, not lettered
50-foot pulpwood car. Factory-painted, but not lettered.
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photo © (SouthWind Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:The Supply Car
Category:Bulkhead Flat Car
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Prototype Class:F-6
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
50-foot flat car resin kit produced for The Supply Car by Charles Boas, with wooden deck and bulkheads produced by Lake Junction Models. The kit came without trucks or couplers. This model in the photo was built, and is owned, by Pete Silcox.
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photo © Bob Hogan

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