Heavily weathered GE unit B23-7 6390. The B23-7 was an upgrade by General Electric of the U23B model. It retained 2300 h.p. from its 12 cylinder diesel engine, but got upgrades in the electrical modules and improved floating bolster "B" trucks.
One of two 60 foot Bx-101 boxcars on my Needles division. This custom painted and weathered car had originally had deep Indian red paint, which has faded over time into a pinkish red. When painting, I added white to the red to represent the fading.
Very cool modernized 40ft boxcar from MT. No roofwalk, but retains bettendorf trucks. White door most likely indicates food shipments only.
Stock MT Shock Control car, toned down with dull coat, trucks and wheels painted with weathered black, and consolidated stencil and U-1 wheel inspection emblem added.
Custom painted with faded red. This is a Super Shock Control car. These type of cars had couplers that cushioned during both coupling and travel, thus reducing damage to lading.
|MT car heavily weathered.|
Very cool example of an early "Damage Free" 50' box. This would be a holdover from the 50's, as indicated by the large yellow DF herald. By 1981, the "Route of the Super Chief " had been gone 12 years.
|Nicely weathered UP plug door box by MT.|
|Missouri Pacific gondola of unknown manufacture.|
|Custom painted and decaled 50' plug door box on a MT model.|
The BN plug door box is nicely weathered in rust, but does not show up in pictures very well. The Santa Fe 40 foot "Hy-Cube" (high cubic feet, elevated roof) car was designed to ship appliances.
|Mildly weathered MT cars|