All Door Box Car
Box Car -41' Steel
Box Car -51ft. Plug-Door
Box Car -Promo 51ft. Plug-Door
Box Car -Custom Series 51ft. Plug-Door
Box Car -Bicentennial 51'
Box Car -51' American Heritage Series
Caboose -Off Center Cupola
Caboose -Wide Vision
Caboose -Center Cupola
Caboose -Streamline Cupola
Coil Car
Flat Car 16-Wheels 200-Ton -48'
Flat Car with Loads -51'
Flat Car with Missile -52' Depressed Center
Flat Car with Culvert Pipes
Grain Car -51'
Hi-Cube Box Car -41ft.
Hopper -Center Flow
Hopper -42' Quad
Mechanical Reefer -41'
Mechancial Reefer -51ft.
Old-Time Wood Reefer -41ft.
85' Full Domed Passenger Car
85' Budd Amtrak Fleet Coach
Auto Transporter
85' Tri-Level Car Carrier
Stock Car
Tri-Level Poultry Car
Tank Car -42ft. Single-Dome
Tank Car -42ft. 3-Dome
Tank Car -62ft. Triple Dome
Pulpwood Car
Pickle Car
Vinegar Car
Ore Car
Old West Freight Cars


57-foot Cable Dispenser Car
Bessemer & Lake Erie
No. 1224 -1972 Release
No. 43 1014 70

At least two variations exist for Bachmann's B&LE Coil Car.  The original release provides an orange car with silver lid lettered in black and white for B&LE.  The B&LE herald and lid lettering include black.  Later simplified versions retain the orange car with silver lid, but include only white lettering on the orange car and omit the B&LE herald and the silver lid includes no markings.

57-foot Cable Dispenser Car
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
No. 1223 -1972 Release
No. 43 1014 40

This model was made by Kader in Taiwan for Bachmann.  Additionally, Kader produced its HO-scale coil car model for AHM, Life-Like, and Lionel-HO.  The P&LE examples offered by AHM and Lionel-HO do not feature the silver lid or hatches, as found on Bachmann's model. 

One of seven new body styles added to the HO-scale rolling stock line by Bachmann in 1972 is the 57-foot Cable Dispenser Car.  The car lists for $3.50 in 1972 and is initially listed with a pair of roadnames: B&LE and P&LE.

The August 1968 Model Railroader includes a two-page S-scale drawing of the Integral-Cover Coil Car. New on American rails in the late 1960s, the car is noted as being owned by Pittsburgh & Lake Erie with a fleet of 50 and Bessemer & Lake Erie with a collection of 10 examples. The 125-ton car was built by Evans and the prototype measures just under 60-feet in length. The car's purpose was to haul coiled steel.

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