O 1923 ARA (X-29) 40' Steel Box Car
In 1923, the ARA
(American Railway Association) proposed a standard design
all-steel box car for the railroads. While the design was
certainly a good one, the car never became a recommended
practice due to questions of the selected inside width.
Nonetheless, quite a few railroads opted for the design and
rostered sizeable fleets. The largest group of cars, by far,
was class X-29 of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Highly detailed ABS body
Flat or corrugated ends are
per the prototype
Detail variations as
appropriate for each version
Different door styles
separately-applied grab irons, ladders and stirrups
Accurate painting and
Minimum diameter curve:
Minimum radius curve: 24"
Four road numbers are
available per road name except for C&O, which has two road