Great Northern Box Cars

Manufacturer:Kris Model Trains
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Great Northern
Road Number:71470
Year Introduced:1970
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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:913
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Great Northern
Road Number:913
Year Introduced:1953
#913 was produced from 1953 through 1958. Photo #2 shows a second #913 that was damaged, so Holt repainted it into the Lehigh Valley mid-1950s paint scheme. He used Testors flat enamels for paint, applied Microscale decals and Model Graphics dry transfers, and sealed them with flat clear lacquer. For the prototype, Bethlehem Steel built 1,000 of these 63000-series box cars for the LV in 1950, many of which served for 20 years.
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24047
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Great Northern
Road Number:24047
Year Introduced:1959
Only produced in 1959 in two variations. One variation has either a Type II or Type III frame with a one-piece brake wheel. Shown in the photo is the first variation with a Type III sheet metal frame. The second variation has a Type III frame and no brake wheel.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24422
Category:Box Cars
Road Name:Great Northern
Road Number:24422
Year Introduced:1963
These models were produced in 1963 through 1965 and uncataloged in 1966. The reefer/box car has one variation of the box car, two variations of the unpainted reefer, and three variations of the painted reefer. According to Gilbert's numbering system the box car version should never have been produced with the #24422 number printed on the car. The #244xx series cars were reserved for reefers while the #240xx series was reserved for box cars. Because Gilbert sales and profits were in decline, it is fair to say Gilbert abandoned their own numbering system at least for this series of GN cars. In the photo are four variations of the six that are documented by Greenberg. In the front (left-to-right) is an unpainted reefer with fixed doors, and an unpainted #24422 box car. In the rear row is a painted reefer with fixed doors, and a painted reefer with operating doors. Note the color of the top-right unit is much different from the other three.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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