For what era is this boxcar?

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Andrew
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For what era is this boxcar?

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Hi!
For what era is this boxcar? I'm confused by the look of the door. It looks like in the 1960s.
Thank you in advance.

https://trovestardata.com/images/Collec ... 198_19.jpg
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The plug doors were first seen on new 40’ cars in the sixties, according to info found on the web. Your model exhibits a build date of 1948, which would indicate that the plug doors must have been installed during a rebuild/upgrade sometime after 1960.

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Thanks. I thought so.
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Andrew wrote:Hi!
For what era is this boxcar? I'm confused by the look of the door. It looks like in the 1960s.
https://trovestardata.com/images/Collec ... 198_19.jpg
Let's see...
  • Blue cars did not appear on the B&M until 1956... when the B&M President McGinnis wanted a 'new look'
  • The 74000-74499 and 75000-75749 series are both 40ft PS-1s with 7ft sliding doors
    As far as I know, there were NO cars in the 74500-74999 number range...
  • The B&M didn't receive any 50ft cars until the 77000 series in 1956: 50ft PS-1, 10ft-5in IH with 9ft sliding door.
  • The 'V' style plug doors starting appearing on reefers and RBLs in the mid-1950s...
  • I believe the B&M 'checkerboard', so much-beloved of model manufacturers, was only applied to a very few cars, and never became a standard
Other than that... "Love that paint scheme...!"

Best answer to question: "The FOOBIE era..!"

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If it is supposed to represent a boxcar rebuilt with a different door some years after the original, the rebuild date would presumably show on the side.

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