PC&F 50-ft 70 ton Insulated Box Car
specific options: Youngstown, Superior, or Landis plug doors,
Hydra-Cushion or Keystone cushioning details; proper ride height
on realistic trucks with metal wheels; body-mounted knuckled
magnetic couplers; realistic underframe details; rivets along
the side seams; ultra-precise Wheels of Time tooling and authentic
and attractive lettering and decoration youíve come to like
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.