TrueLine Trains - HO Scale - 1937 AARF 40ft Box Car w/Flat Panel Roof - Canadian National Railways (CNR) (4 car set includes 1 ea 0f 300114.300115,300116, 300117) Red w/no herald
Available On: June 1, 2013
In 1937, the AAR approved a new standard box car. The design itself was an update of the 1932 ARA box car design, with increased height and width, and newer components.
While the 1932 ARA car received some acceptance by the railroads, the 1937 AAR design was the first standard steel box car built in large quantities by many roads including Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, rostering nearly 30,000 cars between them between 1937 and 1944.
The Candian cars have some unique features. They were slow to adopt the new Rectangular Panel roof, instead using an earlier Flat-Panel design until as late as 1943. They used unique ladders with integral stirrup steps, including end ladders, and since they did not have poling pockets and stirrup steps, they lacked the side-sill 'tabs' at the corners of the cars. They also continued building to the 1937 AAR standard cars as late as 1944, when other roads had built 'Modified 1937 AAR' cars with an increased interior height of 10'6" starting in 1941. Both roads switched to the 1944 'Postwar' design in 1947.
Due to their vast numbers, accounting for over 1/3 of all 1937 AAR box cars, they were a common sight along not only Canadian roads, but on US roads as well.
- Correct era roof panels
- Correct era End Panels per manufacturer
- Hand applied parts
- TLT prototypically correct truck frames
- Blackened Dofasco super smooth rolling steel wheels
Order By July 32, 2012
Delivery Expected Dec 2012