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Let us take some of the stress out of holiday gift buying this season by giving you more time to qualify for price adjustments. Price adjustments on purchases are available 10/8/2022 until 12/25/22. If an item you buy has a price reduction before Christmas, we will credit the difference upon request, so you can shop confidently knowing your price is guaranteed.
All credits will be issued as Loyalty Club Points on your Tower Hobbies account.
Each scheme will be available in either three- or six-packs with different
numbers on each car. Each pack can be broken up for individual sale.
Beginning in 1925, the Southern Pacific built nearly 5,000 40’ outside braced
wood boxcars in two classes – B-50-15 and the B-50-16. These cars were
built to nearly identical designs, the primary difference being in the ends
used. The 3900 cars in the earlier B-50-15 class used corrugated steel ends,
while the 1003 cars in class B-50-16 used “Dreadnaught” ends. Both groups
of cars used a variety of different roofs, with the Murphy radial roof and
the Viking roof being the most common. In fact, nearly all B-50-16 received
Viking roofs. Most of these cars were delivered with T-section trucks, though
many were later upgraded with “Bettendorf”-style trucks.
Starting in the 1930s the Southern Pacific started a program of re-siding cars
in both classes, replacing the wooden sides with steel sheet sides inside of
the side bracing. This program continued on and off for many years, and not
all cars were rebuilt. The steel sided cars in particular remained in service
for many years, with 227 B-50-15 and 25 B-50-16 cars still in revenue service
as late as 1970. Because of their antiquated looking construction, they really
stood out in a train by that date
Over the years these cars carried several versions of Southern Pacific paint
schemes. Starting in 1955 they were also renumbered into more cohesive
groups, the original numbers being in many unrelated groups.
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