is FMCs entry into the Plate B IPD (Incentive Per Diem) box car era. The
design was intended to be the most universal, interchangeable on most
common railroad clearances. The cars were available with and without end-of-car
cushioning, and were offered in several door configurations.
4,300 cars were produced from 1975-1979 by FMCs Portland, Oregon plant.
The cars were delivered in numerous colorful shortline paint schemes, as well
as the nationwide car pool fleet of Railbox. Many secondhand cars were later seen
in Class 1 railroads and large leasing company fleets under additional shortline
new Atlas N scale model includes early and late body styles with single doors.