Canadian Pacific’s 1937 AAR design boxcars with CP’s 5/5 style ends, flat panel roofs and conventionally mounted air reservoir
Between June 1937 and June 1943, the Canadian Pacific received 6,150 boxcars based on the 1937 AAR design with Murphy Flat Panel roofs as follows:
Series 221000-221999, 1,000 cars, Canadian Car Foundry, delivered June 1938 - square corner/Murphy flat panel roof
Series 222000-222949, 950 cars, National Steel Car, delivered July 1938 - square corner/Murphy flat panel roof
Series 222950-223449, 500 cars, National Steel Car, Lot P-8299, delivered February 1939 - square corner/Murphy flat panel roof
Series 223450-223949, 500 cars, Canadian Car Foundry, delivered February 1940 - square corner/Murphy flat panel roof
Series 226000-227699, 1,700 cars, Canadian Car Foundry, delivered June 1937 - square corner/Murphy flat panel roof
Series 227700-228199, 400 cars, National Steel Car, delivered August 1937 - square corner/Murphy flat panel roof
Series 228200-228799, 600 cars, Canadian Car Foundry, Lot P-7631, delivered November 1937 - square corner/Murphy flat panel roof
Paint & Lettering: Recommended color is Oxide Red with a dash of orange added. It might be wise to add a 10-15% gray to cut down this a bit as it may look
too bright on a model.
Cars were delivered lettered without slogans. In August 1947, the short lived “SPANS THE WORLD” medallion was applied, and in 1950 the stepped
‘CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY’ lettering was introduced. In 1962, this was replaced by the script version of “Canadian Pacific”. All schemes, with artwork by
Rick Leach, are available from Protocraft Decals.
Model of flat-panel roof car by Protocraft: PC-3531 Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals.
Both the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific adopted the new 1937 AAR design and proceeded to build over 19,000 boxcars each - using the three major Canadian car builders. Unique to the Canadian adoption was a copy of the Murphy flat panel roof (as opposed to the US built car’s which used the Murphy raised panel roof), the specific Canadian ladder-strirup combination; the CP’s different (from the CN) rib arrangement for an unusual 5/5 Dreadnaught end. All employed the square corner end design, wood running boards and Apex Power hand brake assemblies. Beautifully constructed at Boo Rim Precison in Korea using builder’s drawings for a very accurate model. Accurate decals for 3 different paint scheme are available at Protocraft Decals. Cars come with Bettendorf style 50-ton trucks with ball bearings and working journal covers. Wheels are hardened steel sintered rib-back design. Specify O scale or Proto:48.