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N Scale - LBF Company - 5559 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, Gunderson, Hi-Cube - Oregon California & Eastern - 12 different

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Stock Number 5559
Brand LBF Company
Manufacturer LBF Company
Body Style E&C Boxcar Gunderson Hi-Cube
Prototype Vehicle Boxcar, 60 Foot, Gunderson, Hi-Cube (Details)
Road or Company Name Oregon California & Eastern (Details)
Reporting Marks OCE
Road or Reporting Number 12 different
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 60 Foot
Model Variety Gunderson Hi-Cube
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Double Door Version

Model Information: This model was first created by E&C shops. The tooling was sold to the LBF Company and in turn when they went out of business in 2009, the model was passed on to Hubert's Model RR Mfg Group. They are available in both single and double door varieties.

Prototype History:
The modern 100 ton, high-cube, 60’ boxcar has become ubiquitous in the modern rail scene. These cars are designed to carry a myriad of loads, from auto parts to forest products. This 60 foot box car design was produced by Gunderson, Incorporated, now part of the Greenbrier Companies from the early 1970s into the 2000s.

60’ Heavy Duty Plate C Boxcar:
Designed for the can manufacturing industry, this 100-ton boxcar has two heavy-duty movable bulkheads and one standard moveable bulkhead for convenient loading of aluminum stock. Other features include end-of-car cushioning and 80,000-pound smooth steel flooring. All door type configurations are available.

60’ High Cube Plate E Boxcar:
This 100-ton boxcar has smooth interior walls with recessed lading strap anchors. Extra strength at the side-to-floor connections and the door frame makes this an ideal car for loading and unloading heavy paper rolls. All door type configurations are available.

60’ High Cube Plate F Boxcar - Auto Parts:
Designed for the auto parts industry, this 100-ton boxcar has 18-inch end-of-car cushioning, removable rub rails and a volume of 7,580 cubic feet, making it ideal for carrying auto parts and other high-volume products. All door type configurations are available.

60’ High Cube Plate F Boxcar - Forest Products:
Greenbrier designed and built this 100-ton boxcar with 15-inch end-of-car cushioning and removable rub rails for carrying forest products. All door type configurations are available.

Road Name History:
OC&E was established in 1915 and by 1928 had built a line from Klamath Falls to Bly, Oregon, a distance of 65 miles. In 1927, Southern Pacific bought the line and in 1928 sold a half interest in it to Great Northern. SP and GN took turns running the line, trading every five years. In 1975, they sold the line to Weyerhaeuser Corporation who had a logging railroad that connected to the OC&E near Bly. For the next 15 years, OC&E hauled cut lumber and logs. Daily 90 car log trains became the norm.

In 1990, the mill drastically scaled back production and the railroad was shut down except for a small segment in Klamath Falls that served an asphalt plant. In 1991, that section was also abandoned.

Brand/Importer Information:
The LBF company was based in Roseburg Oregon founded by Fred Becker. LBF was the successor company to E&C Shops, also founded by Becker. LBF also did business under the name USA Plastics. USA Plastics/LBF opened for business in 1993. They produced N Scale models using toolings purchased from the E&C Company. Later, in 1998, LBF folded and the toolings were sold to Hubert's Model RR Manufacturing group which was also located in Roseburg. Hubert had been one of Becker's partners in LBF/USA Plastics. Later, when Hubert's operation folded, the toolings were acquired by InterMountain.

User clarkkenneth comment: This Boxcar is 50 Foot Gunderson, Hi-Cube Double Plug Door Boxcar.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-12-04 18:20:08

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