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40' AAR Box Car
Akron, Canton & Youngstown
No. 1212

Athearn 40-foot AAR Box Car

40-foot AAR Box Car
Boston & Maine
No. 208 Kit -1957 Release B&M #74005
No. 308 RTR -1957 Release B&M #74005
No. 1202 Kit -1961 Release B&M #74005
No. 2202 RTR -1962 Release B&M #74005

Athearn 40-foot AAR Box Car

40-foot AAR Box Car
Boston & Maine
No. 209 Kit -1957 Release B&M #74706
No. 309 RTR -1957 Release B&M #74706

40' AAR Box Car
Canadian National
No. 1209

40-foot AAR Box Car
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
No. 207 Kit -1957 Release CB&Q #35789
No. 307 RTR -1957 Release CB&Q #35789
No. 1201 Kit -1961 Release CB&Q #35789
No. 2202 RTR -1961 Release CB&Q #35789

40-foot AAR Box Car
Chicago & North Western
No. 1200 Kit -1957 Release CNW #5609
No. 2200 RTR -1957 Release CNW #5609

40-foot AAR Box Car
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
No. 206 Kit -1957 Release DLW #51999
No. 306 RTR -1957 Release DLW #51999

40' AAR Box Car
Grand Trunk Western
No. 1211

40' AAR Box Car
Great Northern

Athearn 40-foot AAR Box

40-foot AAR Box Car
Great Northern
No. 1223 Kit -1962 Release GN #27024
No. 2223 RTR -1962 Release GN #27024
No. 1223 -1994 Release GN #27023
No. 1223 -1996 Release GN #27026

40-foot AAR Box Car
Gulf Mobile & Ohio 
No. 1201 -1971 Release GM&O #21190
No. 1201 -1994 Release GM&O #21091
No. 1201 -1997 Release GM&O #21129

40' AAR Box Car
Illinois Central

40' AAR Box Car
Maine Central
No. 1203

40' AAR Box Car
Norfolk & Western
No. 1210

40' AAR Box Car
Ontario Northland 

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40' AAR Box Car
Penn Central
No. 1206

40' AAR Box Car
Santa Fe Shock Control

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40' AAR Box Car
Southern Pacific 
No. 1205 -1957 Release

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40' AAR Box Car
Southern Pacific 
No. 1205

40-foot AAR Box Car
Union Pacific
No. 205 Kit -1957 Release UP #187872
No. 305 RTR -1957 Release UP #187872

40' AAR Box Car
Vermont Railway 

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40-foot AAR Box Car
No. 1200 -1957 Release

Athearn introduces its 40-foot sliding door box car model in 1957. Also new at the same time, Athearn debuted the steel offset cupola caboose, four-truck heavy-duty flat car, and the EMD GP9 diesel. The box car originally sold for 89-cents in kit form for unlettered solid color models. Kits offered unlettered painted box car models in red, green or silver. The first road names offered for the 40-foot box car model are: Burlington, Chicago & North Western, Lackawanna, and Union Pacific. The fully decorated 40-footers sold in kit versions for $1.29 and were also sold ready to run for $1.98 each.

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This April 1957 ad talks about the "New Athearn Realism" of the 40' Box Car and Caboose models.

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