I have an MPHS kit for a 50 foot all steel,
double door box car with number decals,
but no other information. I assume there is
such a prototype (although probably not this
Athearn blue box model), and I'd like to number
it accurately. :-)
StLB&M = St Louis Brownsville & Mexico
had two series of steel 50’-6” double-door box/auto cars.
20600-20649, built 10-45, ACF lot 2762, 10’-6” IH, 15’-1”
clear door openings, Superior 7-panel doors, 5-5 round-corner
Dreadnaught ends, Murphy roof, riveted sides 5 to left of
door, 8 to right of door, Ajax hand brake, Apex running boards
& brake step.
20650-20699, built 12-47, MP DeSoto shops, 10’-6” IH, 15’-0”
clear door openings, Youngstown doors of the 1947 design, 4-4
Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy roof, riveted sides 4 to
left of door, 6 to right of door, Ajax hand brake, Apex
running boards & brake step.
on your plans for the model, there are more details that I can
provide if they are of interest.