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HO scale Southern Pacific B-50 Boxcar

 

HO scale Southern Pacific B-50 Boxcar

We really like boxcars, too!

Beginning in 1925, the Southern Pacific built nearly 5,000 40 ’outside braced wood boxcars in two classes – B-50-15 and the B-50-16. These cars were built to nearly identical designs, the primary difference being in the ends used. The 3900 cars in the earlier B-50-15 class used corrugated steel ends, while the 1003 cars in class B-50-16 used “Dreadnaught” ends. Both groups of cars used a variety of different roofs, with the Murphy radial roof and the Viking roof being the most common. In fact, nearly all of the B-50-16s received Viking roofs. Most of these cars were delivered with T-section trucks, though many were later upgraded with “Bettendorf”-style trucks.

 

Starting in the 1930s the SP started a program of re-siding cars in both classes, replacing the wooden sides with steel sheet sides inside of the side bracing. This program continued on and off for many years, and not all cars were rebuilt. The steel sided cars in particular remained in service for many years, with 227 B-50-15 and 25 B-50-16 cars still in revenue service as late as 1970. Because of their antiquated looking construction, they really stood out in a train by that date.

 

Over the years these cars carried several versions of the standard SP paint schemes. Starting in 1955 they were also renumbered into more cohesive groups, the original numbers being in many unrelated groups.

 

Rapido’s new HO scale model of these classic boxcars include a variety of unique details, including:

  • Accurate sides in both wood and steel styles
  • Viking and Murphy roofs
  • Corrugated and Dreadnaught ends
  • K- and AB-style brake systems as appropriate
  • Separate ladders and grab irons
  • All-new T-section trucks
  • Free rolling turned metal wheelsets
  • Carmer cut levers
  • Metal stirrup steps
  • Semi-scale couplers
  • Accurate paint and lettering

 

Each scheme will be available in either three- or six-packs with different numbers on each car. Each pack can be broken up for individual sale.

 

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Southern Pacific 1931 to 1946 Scheme

USD Price CAD Price

HO Southern Pacific B-50-15 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - As Built w/ Murphy Roof

As-built B-50-15 body with Murphy roof
Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#14195
#14520
#14587
#14692
#14712
#14807

SKU: 171001

$329.70 $389.70

HO Southern Pacific B-50-15 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - As Built w/ Murphy Roof

As-built B-50-15 body with Murphy roof
Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 171001A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Southern Pacific B-50-15 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - As Built w/ Viking Roof

As-built B-50-15 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#15245
#15294
#15371
#15393
#15478
#15691

SKU: 171003

$329.70 $389.70

HO Southern Pacific B-50-15 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - As Built w/ Viking Roof

As-built B-50-15 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 171003A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Southern Pacific B-50-15 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - Rebuilt w/ Viking Roof

Rebuilt B-50-15 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#15235
#15248
#15294
#15564
#15743
#15912

SKU: 171007

$329.70 $389.70

HO Southern Pacific B-50-15 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - Rebuilt w/ Viking Roof

Rebuilt B-50-15 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 171007A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Southern Pacific B-50-16 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - As Built w/ Viking Roof

As-built B-50-16 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#37378
#37386
#37395
#37429
#37452
#37516

SKU: 171051

$329.70 $389.70

HO Southern Pacific B-50-16 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - As Built w/ Viking Roof

As-built B-50-16 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 171051A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Southern Pacific B-50-16 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - Rebuilt w/ Viking Roof

Rebuilt B-50-16 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#37342
#37370
#37375
#37393
#37405
#37439

SKU: 171053

$329.70 $389.70

HO Southern Pacific B-50-16 Boxcar: 1931 to 1946 scheme - Rebuilt w/ Viking Roof

Rebuilt B-50-16 body with Viking roof
Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 171053A

$54.95 $64.95

Southern Pacific 1946 to 1952 Scheme

Southern Pacific Post-1955 Scheme

Southern Pacific Passenger Scheme

Southern Pacific Overnight Scheme

Southern Pacific MOW Scheme

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