Union Pacific (UP) “BC-50-10 11-63+” 40′ PS-1 Combination Door Boxcar
- Product: Pullman-Standard 40’ PS-1 Combination Door Boxcar
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 50-Ton Barber S-2 Plain Bearing Truck
- Wheels: CNC-Machined 33″ Wheels
Union Pacific (UP) “BC-50-10 11-63+” provides an interesting slice of history for a PS-1 combination door box car. In 1963-1964, UP’s Albina Terminal shops rebuilt 500 1948-built PS-1 6-foot door cars into combination door box cars. This was an early example of UP combination door cars that were built and rebuilt by the railroad. The UP cars were distinctive for several reasons: UP built a large sill on this car, and also added an end door to the A end of the car (for lumber loading). Like the NP cars ordered from Pullman-Standard, the UP cars were built with a 14-foot opening. The doors were reversed from the NP configuration, where the centered sliding door was 6 feet in width, and the plug door was 8 feet in width. Our gorgeous UP oxide red model is painted in the “Ship and Travel the Automated Rail Way” scheme, complete with a large UP red, white, and blue shield. Like the Milwaukee Road cars announced above, this new model rides on an all-new truck for Tangent Scale Models, the 50-Ton Barber S-2 Plain Bearing truck. Union Pacific painted these cars with oxide red paint to designate their non-cushioned car status. Our Union Pacific models are offered with your choice of 12 road numbers. SKUs 01-05 have an 11-63 shop date, SKUs 06-09 have a 12-63 shop date, and SKUs 10-12 have a 1-64 shop date. These UP cars lasted into the late 1970s era.
One prototype reference photo is in the grid of model/prototype photos below.