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N Scale - Bev-Bel - 2176 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Seasons Greetings - 1997

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N Scale - Bev-Bel - 2176 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Seasons Greetings - 1997 Image Courtesy of N Scale Enthusiast


Stock Number 2176
Brand Bev-Bel
Manufacturer Life-Like
Body Style Life-Like Boxcar 40 Foot Single Sliding Door
Prototype Vehicle Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 (Details)
Road or Company Name Seasons Greetings (Details)
Reporting Marks BBCX
Road or Reporting Number 1997
Paint Color(s) White w. Red doors
Print Color(s) Black and Red
Additional Markings/Slogan Another Carload Of Christmas Trains
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 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Single Sliding Door
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



Model Information: With operating sliding door. Initially introduced with truck-mounted Rapido couplers. Were later replaced by Accumate truck-mounted couplers.
Note that both sides are not identical wrt. the shape of the underframe.

Prototype History:
The 40' Boxcar is widely known as one of the most popular freight cars used by railroads as they transitioned from steam to diesel. In particular the Pullman Standard or PS-1 design was one of the most popular and was widely used by North American railroads. These boxcars were built beginning in 1947 and share the same basic design, with certain elements such as door size, door style or roof type varying among the different railroads and production years. When production of these cars ceased in 1963, over 100,000 had been produced.

So just what is a PS-1? Well the simple answer is it is any boxcar built by Pullman Standard from 1947 on. The design changed over the years – sometimes subtly, sometimes for customer request, and sometimes in a larger way. In general, most PS-1’s built from 1947 to 1961 share the same dimensions and basic construction techniques. These cars all had a length of 40′, a height of 10’5″ or 10’6″, welded sides and ends and roof of Pullman’s own design. The greatest variation was in the size and style of doors used. Pullman Standard also offered 50′ and later 60′ boxcars – also with the PS-1 designation.

Brand/Importer Information:
Formerly located in Cresskill, New Jersey, the now defunct Bev-Bel Corp. was founded by the late Irvin and Beverly Belkin in 1956. A prolific "boutique" producer of after-market, limited production, special run rolling stock and locomotives (in road names and non-traditional commemorative and holiday themed paint schemes that were not typically offered by the major manufacturers), Bev-Bel' sourced its models from Atlas Tool Co., Inc., Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc., Bachmann, and Life-Like Trains.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-12-23 10:24:46. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-07-09 14:52:59

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