Nickel Plate Road
40' ARA Double-Door Automobile Boxcar (1955)

 

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Nickel Plate Road 40' ARA Double-Door Automobile Boxcar (1955)

Production Model: Nickel Plate Road 40' ARA Double-Door Automobile Boxcar (1955), shown with optional diecast 3-rail trucks.

Another Collectible formerly available from

Buffalo Creek Graphics

#OH62

Nickel Plate Road

40' ARA Double-Door Automobile Boxcar (1955)

  • TRUE Limited Edition: Only 50 cars were produced. (Single car; no sets.)
    • Project date: 7-2005.
    • NKPHTS Convention Car (Indianapolis, 2005).
    • Was available by subscription only.
    • A portion of the proceeds of each car sold was donated to the Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society.
    • Sales to the general public were not made available until March, 2006.
    • Sold out 3-17--2006 -- no longer available. 
  • Road number issued: 24800.
  • Accurately modeled in 1:48 O Scale.
  • Custom decorated on Weaver / Crown car bodies for NKPHTS and Buffalo Creek Graphics. 
    • Boxcar Red body.
    • "Later" paint scheme; red doors are correct.
    • Prototypically accurate white lettering and graphics, based on prototype 22200 series.
    • Nickel Plate Road in special font unique to NKP.
    • Note large, straight-leg 'R' in ROAD.
    • Displays small NYC&StL initials for the railroad's formal name: New York, Chicago, & St. Louis, since equipment trust had been paid off.
    • Prototype shop date: FN 4-55.
  • TrainResource.com Historical Notes.
    • This paint scheme appeared later on the Nickel Plate than the as-delivered 1929 scheme which has black doors. The white stripe on the door and the small print below it indicates car is auto-rack-equipped inside for loading automobiles (in pre-auto-rack flatcar days).

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