Well, here we are again for another Box Car Sunday.  My contribution today is a bit of a potpourri of miscellaneous box cars.

First is a Hornby, Saxa Salt type 50 "box car" although you might almost consider it a hopper or even a tank car.

Box CAR 1 SAXA Salt car

Next is a Danish Refrigerator Car or Kole Vogon I don't know much about this one, it was a flea market find when I was actually in Denmark on business a number of years ago.

NNBox Car 2 Danish Refr 2

Then we have the Marx, GAEX "scale" box car from the 1950's . This version on "high" trucks to match up with the #21 Marx lithographed Santa Fe F-3 locomotive.

Box Car 3 Marx GAEX Box Car

Finally a couple of classic 6464 Lionel's from the post war era.  Pulled by my Air Force AMT Beep!

Box Car 4 Beep and Boxcars 1

Happy Box Car Sunday everyone...have a good week

Don

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For this fine Sunday ... " The "cabbox" car.  A combination boxcar/cabbose.  Used by MOW crews and branch line service.  Here are a couple by MTH ( RailKing) that I weathered.  Unfortunately I was not able to front light this photo session, so the scenes in these photos turned out to be darker thus not highlighting the cars well.  IMG_3176IMG_3206IMG_3201IMG_3234IMG_3171

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I purchased a Susie-Q boxcar some years back thinking it was around in the 1940s.  The reason I thought this car was in use then was it was on a friend's layout who strictly modeled post WWII.  I was very disappointed to learn this was an early 1960s paint scheme.

Susie-Q box

There were 25 boxcars painted this way and it looks like some lasted into the '80s.  There is GW 8-64 stenciled on the side which I think means the car was painted at the Edgewater, NJ yards on the NYS&W in 1964.

There is an old wood boxcar on display at a museum that has this paint scheme, but that was painted after it was put on display.

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@CAPPilot posted:

I purchased a Susie-Q boxcar some years back thinking it was around in the 1940s.  The reason I thought this car was in use then was it was on a friend's layout who strictly modeled post WWII.  I was very disappointed to learn this was an early 1960s paint scheme.

Susie-Q box

There were 25 boxcars painted this way and it looks like some lasted into the '80s.  There is GW 8-64 stenciled on the side which I think means the car was painted at the Edgewater, NJ yards on the NYS&W in 1964.

There is an old wood boxcar on display at a museum that has this paint scheme, but that was painted after it was put on display.

Hi Ron, now I do not feel so bad about selling my MTH version off a couple years ago.

I originally bought it because of the word "Susquehanna."  Back in the mid-late 70's worked for a company that produced component supports for the nuclear power industry.  In fact as Quality Supervisor had to spend time in Berwick, Pa. at the "Susquehanna Steam Electric Station" (nuclear plant) construction site investigating a complaint.

Ron

The latest addition to my rolling stock. Painted and decorated by Christine Braden. Legend Brewery is a local to Richmond Va. Their Brown Ale is excellent. This is an Atlas 60' car.

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@PRRronbh posted:

I originally bought it because of the word "Susquehanna."  Back in the mid-late 70's worked for a company that produced component supports for the nuclear power industry.  In fact as Quality Supervisor had to spend time in Berwick, Pa. at the "Susquehanna Steam Electric Station" (nuclear plant) construction site investigating a complaint.

Ron,

My Susie-Q is now part of the trains I run at National Capital Trackers shows.  Mine is an Atlas model.

I visited my cousin at his work place, the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station.  He spent his entire long career there monitoring its shutdown.  I don't think there are any rail cars the have RSNGS on them, but that would be fun.

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@rpmcobra posted:

Pat did you buy into the pre-orders Atlas Natty Boh Reffer's  🙂

I pre ordered one Natty Bo reffer from Mr. Muffin.  Looking forward to receiving it, whenever that time comes.

Happy Box Car Sunday everyone...well like usual, i have something a little bit off of theme.  How about a refrigerator car instead of a box car?  This one from Union Pacific - Overland Route is by Hafner.  Its part of his "streamlined" series of freights, always 4 wheel and pulled by a clockwork loco.  In the case of this guy  a black and silver Hafner 1010 loco made sometime between 1938 and 1951 when Hafner was acquired by Wyandotte toys.  Mr. Hafner who was one of the original founders of the American Flyer Company left their in 1914.  He never made electric trains only clockwork, believing electric trains were too expensive to be toys.  He died in the 1920's but his son lead the company until its end in the early 50's.

Anyway here is his Overland Refrigerator Car

Hafner Train 5 Refr only

 

Happy BC Sunday everyone!

Don

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Always interesting Sunday posts on BC Sunday!

I don't think Ralphie has made the thread yet, Let's fast forward to what we hope will be a "normal" time...the Christmas season and think of mulled wine and egg nog:

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CAPPilot, I like the Susquehanna Box cars, but not for the years of service, but for the name, Suzie Q, my wife’s name is actually Sueann, but I call her Suzie Q for fun. I like Lionels sound box cars and these are recent purchases. Box car sunday is a popular thread, so here’s some of my favorites. Hope everyone has had a great weekend. Happy Railroading 8315E20A-A3A8-48CC-863E-D161E689274132E414ED-0242-4727-AC60-2D3BE53B39F0DDE99CC3-62A3-45CE-B8A5-D5F3C97B37C42403E49A-E980-44D4-9EF2-2769CC0D22719C5B39AB-DB97-4FC5-9058-9BBC0759B9E1

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