UP 40' Double door automobile car

Andy Carlson

This car is the Mckeen Models 40' DD box car. Diagonal panel roof, "banana taper" Dreadnaught end and twin 6' IYSD with a door post centered between the L & R doors. Those ends indicate at least a 1955 build date. This car has been discussed many times to this group. To me, it seems close to a 1955 built Great Northern car though the side sill is wrong and the roof should be an overhanging eave design.

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GN 3975, one of 500 in the series of 3500-3999, all built in 1955.
-Andy Carlson

From: On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] UP 40' Double door automobile car


Is that the Accurail model ? It's very similar to many prototypes but I don't think there is any
exact match for the sides + door opening + ends + roof.

Definitely not a UP A-50-16.

On 7/16/2022 12:44 PM, Jim Pattison wrote:

I picked up a couple of these cars a long time ago.  Now I am wondering are they even close to being accurate?


Jim Pattison



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