Uncataloged Premier O Scale BNSF 25th Anniversary Freight Cars Announced
March 9, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an uncataloged Premier O Scale 8-Car Boxcar Set and matching cabooses to complement the previously announced special BNSF 28th Anniversary ES44 diesels slated for delivery during the Spring of 2021. Each car in the 8-car set sports one of the heritage railroads that make up the BNSF as part of the railroad's 25th Anniversary celebration. The cabooses carry car numbers that mark the range of the BNSF's history, 1995 - 2020.
Each of these offerings can be ordered from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer or by calling the M.T.H. Sales Department at 410-381-2580.
COMPLEMENT YOUR 25th ANNIVERSARY DIESEL
Click on any of the item numbers to the left to learn more or purchase each car.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 50’ DOUBLE DOOR PLUGGED BOXCAR
While usually referred to as an insulated boxcar, the prototype for this car, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), is technically a bunkerless refrigerator car, class RBL. Built by Evans Products Company at Blue Island, Illinois from 1969-1977, these cars were designed for shipments that need protection from temperature extremes but do not require refrigeration. They have hardwood floors and at least 3” of insulation in their sides, ends and roofs. Produce is a common cargo. The cars’ length and wide 16’ door openings have also made them popular with plywood and lumber shippers.
In contrast with typical sliding doors, the plug doors on these cars are pulled into the door opening when the door is latched. This produces a nearly watertight and airtight seal, protecting the load and helping to keep a more constant inside temperature. A cushioned underframe also helps protect the load from shock, hence the “DF” (for “damage free”) logo found on some of these cars.
Evans Products built nearly 4.400 of these cars, selling or leasing them to a large number of North American railroads and private owners. Although the last of these cars are nearing the end of their allowable 40-year service life, they can still be found in U.S. freight trains today.
- Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
- Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
- Decorative Brake Wheels
- Separate Metal Handrails
- Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
- Needle-Point Axles
- Sliding Car Doors
- 1:48 Scale Dimensions
- Each Car Measures: 14 1/8” x 2 3/4” x 3 7/8”
- Operates On O-31 Curves