Models in 1989 by Pacific Rail Shops

Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-500
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Reviewed in the June 1989 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch.
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Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-501
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishpainted, not lettered
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Painted a red color.
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Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-502
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1950s
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in two road numbers.
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Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-521
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Boston & Maine (BM)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in four road numbers. Photo #2 shows the original unbuilt kit. Photo #3 is a photo of the real-world car.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-512
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:217208
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in four road numbers. Represents a prototype from 1972 and later.
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photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-523
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Road Number:550027
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Also available with road number 550023. To match the prototype, the model can be built with or without running boards and, accordingly, with tall (8-rung) or short ladders. The prototype also had green-door models, with road numbers 551230 and 551235. Represents a prototype from 1960. "Paper Service".
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photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-525
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in four road numbers. Represents a prototype from 1980s.
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Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-509
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:34981
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Available in four road numbers. This was also done as a special run for the MESA (Mountain Empire S scale Associates) club.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-519
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1956
Road Name:Colorado & Southern (C&S)
Road Number:908
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Also available with road number 905. An additional paint scheme was added in 1991, in honor of the NMRA convention in Denver, Colorado that year.
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photo © Terence O'Kelly
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-506
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1950s
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in four road numbers.
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photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:freelance: Tidewater Southern
Road Number:522
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
This is a 50' single-door box car. The TS car was the 1994 NMRA/PCR special car. The convention car numbers were 501, 508, 510, and 522. A second run of this car was done later, which included road numbers 503 and 517 only (trivia: the first run does not have a bore in the center for mounting the small gear on a shaft; the second run does). The straight sill was tabbed, and other details were added by Bill. An etched roof walk has been installed. The kit was was not designed with a roof walk in mind. No brake platform or supports were in the kit either, as this car was designed to represent the time after roof walks were outlawed, and short ladders and brake wheel parts were included.
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photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-520
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in three road numbers. Represents a model from 1960. "Cushion Ride".
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Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-516
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1953
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:39181
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in three road numbers. This car has 8-foot doors. Ed installed Kadee #802 couplers, and S-Helper Service metal wheels.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-522
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in four road numbers. Represents a prototype from 1960.
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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
Finishunpainted
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.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-518
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1948
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:1993
Prototype Class:X41b
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
This was the 1993 NASG Convention car (road #1993, see main photo). Additional road numbers were: 118721 (see Photo #2), 118508, 118502, and 118863.
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Photo #2
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-511
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1955
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in four road numbers. Represents a prototype from 1955 onwards.
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photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-526
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:651437
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Available in four road numbers. Represents a prototype from 1957 and later.
Photo
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:500200
Prototype Class:A-50-16
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Photo
photo © Bob Werre

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