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4880: Boxcars

Prototype Information

The single-most common freight car ever made was the 40-foot steel boxcar, and of these the most ubiquitous was probably the Pullman Standard PS-1, introduced in 1947. Many thousands of them were built for hundreds of railroads. Roco's model represents a car with Pullman Standard doors—one of several door types—although it has excessively-deep relief. Anyway, it's a good bet that most if not all of the roads listed below had these cars in their fleet.

Model Information

  • 4880/220 Santa Fe
  • 4880/260 New Haven
  • 4880/300 Great Northern
  • 4880/310 Boston & Maine
  • 4880/440 National Cylinder Gas

Packaging

Cardboard box labels:

Note the spelling on the second plastic box insert. Also note that the road codes are separated from the catalog numbers by hyphens instead of slashes on the two dark green inserts (the only time I've ever seen this—yeah, I'm obsessive all right).

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