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N Scale - InterMountain - 2417 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1937 - Buffalo Creek - 2417

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Brand InterMountain
Stock Number 2417
Commissioned By LBC
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Production Type Special Run
Body Style InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot AAR 1937
Prototype Type Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1937 (Details)
Road or Company Name Buffalo Creek (Details)
Reporting Marks BCK
Road or Reporting Number 2417
Paint Color(s) BCR with White Lettering
Coupler Type Intermountain Magnetic Knuckle
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 AAR 1937
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
The Association of American Railroads had been establishing design standards for freight cars since the early part of the century. Each new design standard meant higher capacity, lighter, more durable cars.

The Modified 1937 AAR boxcar design was a result of the industries continued search for more freight volume per carload. The real first attempt at a standardized design had been the 1932 ARA steel boxcar with an inside height of 9'-4" . In 1936 the board of the AAR approved the 1937 AAR design with a 10'-0" inside height. This became a standard throughout the industry.

Road Name History:
The Buffalo Creek Railroad, commonly referred to as the "little Giant" of the Queen City's rail center, observed its 100th anniversary of service in 1969. The railroad was organized in 1868 and incorporated in 1869. The Buffalo Creek was considered a virtal link in the progress of Buffalo's waterfront. As of 1969, the railroad was measured at 34.23 miles of trackage. Little of it ever stood still during operations that carried on 24 hours a day., seven days a week. The railroad fully dieselized in 1948 when its nine steam engines were retired. In the late 1960s, the staff was at 140 employees and annual payroll in excess of $1mm.

Buffalo Creek was a switching road in the heavy industrialized southern portion of Buffalo NY. It was jointly leased and controlled by Erie (Erie-Lackawanna) and Lehigh Valley, and served as the primary switching carrier in Buffalo's grain elevator and mill district. The railroad was recognized far beyond its Buffalo confines by its fleet of grain box cars with the flour sack in a circle logo. When Conrail was formed on April 1, 1976, Buffalo Creek followed EL and LV into the new railroad, and was formally merged out of existence in 1983.

Brand/Importer Information:
InterMountain was founded in 1985 by Fred Brummet. They got started in the model railroad business by producing O-Scale model kits. They got started in the N Scale business almost a decade later when in 1994 they introduced the 40-23 reefer car in kit form. Later, in 1998, they started producing RTR (Ready-to-Run) models. By the early 2000s, InterMountain phased out kit production in favor of the RTR models.

The InterMountain Railway company is located at 1224 Boston Ave in Longmont, CO. They are a manufacturer of HO, N and Z scale model trains. They have produced kits as well as RTR (Ready-To-Run) models. Their N Scale products include locomotives as well as rolling stock. Their rolling stock lineup includes Boxcars, Hoppers, Tank Cars, Reefers, Gondolas, Stock Cars and Flatcars.

Their locomotive releases have primarily been diesel units, with the one major exception being their series of AC-12 Cab Forward steam locos. Their diesel lineup includes F3's, F7's, F9's, SD40's, SD45's and FT units. They are known for quality and detail. They also release their rolling stock in larger varieties of road numbers than most of the other manufacturers.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-07-09 15:08:22. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-06-17 06:38:28

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