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Box Car -40ft. 5486-series
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Box Car -41' Hi-Cube
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Box Car -40ft. 12000-series
Box Car -40ft Metal 5238
Box Car -40ft PS-1
Box Car -40ft Rivarossi 5279
Box Car -40ft Wood-Sheathed
Box Car -50ft Combination Door
Box Car -50ft Double-Plug Door
Box Car -50ft Plug Door
Box Car -60ft Single Door
Box Car -Old Time
Bulkhead Flat Car
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Caboose -Extended Vision -Roco 5485
Caboose -Extended Vision -12000
Caboose -Old Time
Caboose -Old Time Drover's
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Calcium Carbide Car
Cattle Car -40ft. -1st Version
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Cattle Car -40ft. -3rd Version Hong Kong/Taiwan
Center Flow Hopper
Coil Car
Container Carrier
Covered Hopper -47ft.
Crane Car
Flat Car
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Flat Car with 2 Autos
Flat Car with Bridge Load
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Gondola -Old Time
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Gondola w/Load -40ft.
Gondola -50ft. Outside Braced
Gondola -50ft.
Gondola 50-foot -Hong Kong
Helium Carrier
Hopper Car -40ft Open
Hopper -50ft. Ribbed Side
Horse Car -Old Time
Log Car
Palace Stock Car
Pulpwood Car
Ore Car
Reefer -40ft Private Owner
Reefer -41ft
Reefer -50ft. Outside Braced
Reefer -50ft. Smooth Side
Reefer -50ft Thermo King
Stock Car -50ft.
Stock Car -Old Time
Tank Car -50ft. In-Transit Heated
Tank Car -Chemcial Tank 40ft.
Tank Car -Single Dome 5276
Tank Car -40ft.
Tank Car -40ft Three-Dome
Tank Car -40ft Six-Dome
Tank Car -62ft. Single-Dome
Tank Car -Old Time 6255
Tank Car -Old Time
Track Cleaning Car
Vinegar Car
Watermelon Car
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40-foot Box Car
Alton & Southern
No. 5241-H

40-foot Box Car
Baltimore & Ohio Time Saver 
No. 5241-L

40-foot Box Car
Bangor & Aroostock
No. 5241-D

40-foot Box Car
Boston & Maine
No. 5241-G
No. 5233
The red boxed Boston & Maine example was AHM stock number 5241-G.  The blue boxed model carried stock number 5233.  Both appear to share the same tooling and same lettering.

40-foot Box Car
Burlington Northern
No. 5241-I

40-foot Box Car
Chattahooche Valley
No. 5241-K

40-foot Box Car
Chesapeake & Ohio
No. 5241-M
This interesting AHM release appears based on the C&O's mid-1950s experimental "Cameo" paint scheme.

40-foot Box Car
Denver & Rio Grande
No. 5241-B
No. 5298-E

40-foot Box Car
Denver & Rio Grande -Cookie Box
No. 5241-15

40-foot Box Car
No. 5241-J

40-foot Box Car
Florida East Coast
No. 5223
No. 5241-E

40-foot Box Car
Great Northern
No. 5232
This orange and green "Empire Builder" scheme Great Northern car pre-dates the Big Sky Blue example, both in the prototypical world and in AHM's universe.  Cars carrying individual stock numbers with no dash-suffix numbering are generally the original release offerings from AHM.

40-foot Box Car
Great Northern
No. 5241-C


40-foot Box Car
Green Bay & Western 
No. 5222
No. 5241-F

40-foot Box Car
Western Maryland
No. 5229

This AHM 40-foot sliding door box car was a product of Taiwan. The tooling very closely resembles that found in the 1970s Lionel-HO line and Bachmann's example available since the early 1970s. Kader operated a plant in Taiwan during the time this car appeared in the AHM catalog. I would speculate that this car, like others in the line, was produced by Kader for AHM. Kader is the parent company of Bachmann.

The trucks are held to the underframe of the car with a plug. The coupler housing is a large box design, again similar to some Lionel-HO and Bachmann examples of the 1970s. The origin mark is located on the center beam of the underframe and reads AHM and TAIWAN. The car featured separate doors, roofwalk, and brakewheel.

AHM catalog a dozen roadnames in the 5241 series set. The retail price was $2.49 for this car. The same or very similar tooling is also found in the AHM line for its 12000 series 40ft. sliding door box cars sold beginning in the early 1980s. I have also found examples sharing what appears to be this same tooling in a prior release for what seems to be the early 1970s.

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In addition to Taiwan, AHM credits Hong Kong as the origin for some of its 40' Box Cars as seen above.

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Do your own comparative anatomy and review the Bachmann Box Car and see the similarity with this AHM model.