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HO scale USRA Single-Sheathed Wood Boxcar

 

HO scale USRA Single-Sheathed Wood Boxcar

Even more long-lived freight cars!

 

During World War I the US railroads were struggling to keep up with wartime traffic, in part because of a shortage of serviceable freight cars. In an attempt to solve this problem, President Wilson nationalized the railroads under the United States Railway Administration, or USRA. One of the first tasks assigned to the USRA was to develop common designs for new freight cars. Among these was a 40’ single-sheathed wood boxcar with a steel underframe.

 

Starting in 1918, 25,000 copies of the single-sheathed boxcar were built. Originally delivered to 22 railroads throughout the country, the cars were well received. Many cars continued in regular service in their original form well into the 1950s. Although delivered with KC brake systems many were updated to AB-brake systems prior to 1953.

 

The USRA single-sheathed cars formed significant parts of many railroad’s fleets. The New York Central System had 2,500 cars, the Milwaukee Road had 3,000 copies and the Pennsylvania had over 9,700 cars. The PRR’s cars were delivered with wooden doors, but many later received either Youngstown corrugated or Creco panel doors. The Pennsy’s cars were some of the longest-living with a dozen cars still listed for interchange in 1968! Several railroad later rebuilt their single-sheathed cars with steel sides, and eth New York Central even converted 700 of them into stock cars in the 1940s.

 

Rapido’s new model of the USRA single-sheathed boxcar features an all-new body with correct steel underframe and correct free-standing details. Models will be equipped with either KC or AB brakes as appropriate. Wood, Youngstown corrugated and Creco panel doors will also be available as appropriate. These cars fill a need for a state-of-the-art model of this common car on any transition-era or earlier period layout.

 

Features:

  • Accurate new tooling
  • Correct details including roof and handbrake
  • KC or AB brakes as appropriate *
  • Wood, Youngstown corrugated and Creco panel doors
  • Full underbody with separate brake rods and piping
  • Accurate decoration
  • Fully decorated and assembled
  • Factory-installed Rapido semi-scale couplers
  • USRA Andrews trucks with in-line brake shoes
  • Blackened turned-metal wheels
  • Available in singles or multi- packs. Packs boxed for individual sale.

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USD Price CAD Price

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: Ann Arbor

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#346554
#346562
#346598
#346623
#346661
#346690

SKU: 142001

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: Ann Arbor

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142001A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: B&O

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#90012
#90087
#90105
#90117
#90171
#90193

SKU: 142002

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: B&O

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142002A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: CNJ

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#20006
#20098
#20187
#20275
#20370
#20432

SKU: 142003

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: CNJ

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142003A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: C&O

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#632
#641
#664
#1027
#1085
#1132

SKU: 142004

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: C&O

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142004A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: C&NW

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#143706
#143712
#143780
#143792
#144124
#144538

SKU: 142005

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: C&NW

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142005A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: MILW (CMStP&P)

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#700004
#700107
#700217
#702680
#700413
#703425

SKU: 142006

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: MILW (CMStP&P)

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142006A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: D&H

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#17298
#17315
#17417
#17432
#17444
#17498

SKU: 142007

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: D&H

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142007A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: Maine Central

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#36005
#36072
#36105
#36187
#36180
#36273

SKU: 142008

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: Maine Central

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142008A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: N&W

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#40021
#40319
#42012
#42036
#42183
#42574

SKU: 142009

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: N&W

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142009A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: NYC

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#277025
#277178
#277274
#277371
#277826
#277907

SKU: 142010

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: NYC

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142010A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: PRR (Youngstown door)

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with Youngstown doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#38810
#39361
#45466
#540098
#540178
#564287

SKU: 142011

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: PRR (Youngstown door)

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with Youngtown doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142011A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: PRR (Creco door)

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with Creco doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#38881
#39566
#38932
#45939
#45648
#45692

SKU: 142012

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: PRR (Creco door)

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with Creco doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142012A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: Reading

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#5078
#5636
#5748
#5828
#5924
#5974

SKU: 142013

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: Reading

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142013A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: RF&P

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#2463
#2487
#2512
#2538
#2697
#2718

SKU: 142014

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: RF&P

Equipped with AB brakes (KC brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142014A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: SP

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#26373
#26383
#26389
#26397
#26405
#26452

SKU: 142015

$299.70 $359.70

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: SP

Equipped with KC brakes (AB brakes in the box)
Equipped with wood doors
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 142015A

$49.95 $59.95

HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar: Undec

SKU: 142099

$49.95 $59.95

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