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LBF Company - 5561 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, Gunderson, Hi-Cube - Apache - 1700

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Stock Number5561
Original Retail Price$19.95
BrandLBF Company
ManufacturerLBF Company
Body StyleE&C Boxcar Gunderson Hi-Cube
Prototype VehicleBoxcar, 60 Foot, Gunderson, Hi-Cube (Details)
Road or Company NameApache (Details)
Reporting MarksAPA
Road or Reporting Number1700
Paint Color(s)Blue with Aluminum Roof
Print Color(s)White
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountTruck-Mount
Wheel TypeInjection Molded Plastic
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeBoxcar
Model Subtype60 Foot
Model VarietyGunderson Hi-Cube
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)

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:
The Apache Railway was built in 1917 from a connection with the Santa Fe’s transcon mainline in Holbrook, Arizona to the forests to the south. Before 1984, the line ran about 80 miles south of Holbrook to McNary. The line was built to haul timber from the McNary area to an on line sawmill and a large paper mill in Snowflake (about 38 miles from Holbrook.) The APA was best known for it’s all-Alco diesel fleet. By 1984, the timber within reach of the railroad had been cut and the line south of Snowflake was abandoned. The paper mill closed in 2012 and the future looked a little grim for this line. It has since been sold twice but saved from abandonment. Much of the current traffic consists of animal feed.
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.
Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-11-18 16:11:49. Last edited by gdm on 2023-02-28 14:11:16

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