Pacific Car & Foundry Insulated Loader-Equipped box car
specific options include single or double Youngstown plug doors and Hydra-Cushion
or Keystone cushioning details. Wheels of Time cars will ride at the proper height
on realistic trucks with metal wheelsets; have body-mounted couplers like the
real thing; have realistic underframe details; even have rivets at the side seams,
and with the ultra-precise Wheels of Time tooling and authentic and attractive
lettering and decoration youíve come to expect from Wheels of Time.
details from the actual prototype and from the model.|
These 70-ton Plate
C cars were considered bunkerless refrigerator cars or insulated box cars and
carried the mechanical designation of RBL or XLI, respectively. They were assigned
to temperature sensitive commodities such as dried foods, canned goods, jar goods,
drinks, packaged foods (rice, pasta, cereals), pet foods, nursery plants, seeds
and xmas trees. PC&F (now known as PACCAR) had itís beginnings making railroad
logging cars. But the company has a varied history: they were involved in making
the armour for Sherman tanks during WW2, OEM of heavy duty trucks (Kenworth c.
1945, Peterbilt c. 1958), and of course, specialized in refrigerator car manufacturing
& repair, finally exiting the railroad OEM business in 1984. It continues
today as a one of the largest class 8 truck manufacturers worldwide.