1937 AAR boxcars for Texas & New Orleans Versions of B-50-21 (specify O or P:48) - SOLD OUT
As the depression waned beginning in 1936, the SP began a steel boxcar acquision program using the new 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH design with a 3713 cubic foot capacity. This resulted in 7,994 new cars added to the eet by mid-1942, contracting with all major car manufactures.
Subsidiary Texas & New Orleans (T&NO) received an addtional 750 cars of this design in July of 1941, all built with the new stronger round (W) corner 4/5 Dreadnaught ends, Apex Tri-Lok running boards and Equipco Power hand brakes. The cars were delivered with both Youngstown and 7-Panel Superior 6’ doors. Protocraft‘s version is with 7-Panel Superior 6’ doors. (6‘ Youngstown doors are available to order separately)
Once again, Boo Rim Precison Scale of Korea, has produced an exquiste and accurate model in all-brass of this S.P.’s series using builder drawings from both the Pullman Library in Illinois and the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis.
The new design ends built by Standard Equipment Railway Company of Chicago; Chicago-Hutchins (Murphy) raised panel roofs, SP style polling pockets, 7/7 Wine ladders and Apex Tri-Lok running boards, 7-Panel Superior 6’ doors, and Equipco Power Hand Brakes throughout. Models built with these components are as follows:
Series 54100-54599, 500 cars, General American Transportation Corp- delivered July 1941 B-50-21-equipped with 7-Panel Superior doors
Series 54600-54849, 250 cars, Pullman-Standard Car Co, Lot 5672 - delivered July 1941 B-50-21- equipped with 6‘ Youngstown doors*
*(6‘ Youngstown doors are available to order separately)
Note: In 1956, all cars were renumbered into T&NO Series 125700-126418 to free up numbers for new cars. Refer to Tony Thompson’s excellent and comprehensive series of the SP Historical publication SP Freight Cars, Vol 4, pages 247-261.
Accurate decal sets for these cars are available from Protocraft Decals based on the artwork of Rick Leach.