Westerfield HO-Scale NYC USRA Steel Boxcar, Dreadnaught Ends Kit
ALL 2900 SERIES CARS HAVE BEEN RE-MASTERED WITH ONE PIECE BODIES,
INCLUDING #2951. New York Central, Boston & Albany, Cleveland,
Cincinati, Chicago & St. Louis, Michigan Central, Cincinati
Northern, Peoria & Eastern, Hannibal Connecting RR, Northhampton
& Bath. The United States Railway Administration confiscated the
railroads in December 1917. It produced standard freight car designs
to ease the freight car shortage. The steel box car design was never
built but NYC used the design throughout the 1920`s as their basic
21,000 cars were built for NYC and subsidiaries between 1922-28 with
evolving design changes built in. See Kit #2951 for the Dreadnaught End
Peoria & Eastern received 150 corrugated door cars from AC&F in
1926-27. It also received about 400 cars from Michigan Central in the
1940's, the only subsidiary to increase its cars after
delivery. Some of the MC cars surely had the earlier Creco doors. Our
kit contains both sets of doors and NYC Lines and System heralds to
cover the life of the car (to the late 1960's). One
piece car body casting.
Universal Cement purchased 300 cars identical to the early New York
Central from AC&F in 1923.
Sometime shortly thereafter the towing staples were removed and heavier
towing plates added.
This acts as the spotting feature. In 1932 Universal sold 150 cars to
Northampton & Bath. In
1935-6 Universal sold all but ten of the remaining cars, 67 to NB and 65
to Hannibal Connecting.
Although repainted, the cars were never renumbered, resulting in
non-consecutive numbers on
N&B cars went through three lettering styles, each making the
lettering and herald bigger. In the
early 1940's the door was braced by an additional steel plate. AB
brakes were added about this
time and in the 1960's a protective plate was added on the side sill
next to the triple valve. All of
these lettering and detail variations are found in kit 2953. NOW IN A
ONE PIECE BODY. New York Central. USRA Steel Box Car, Built 1927 with
Dreadnaught Ends. Operating Era 1927-1953.
MSRP $42.00 NYCSHS Members Price $37.80. Shipping is extra and Ohio
residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.