Atlas HO 1932 ARA Box Car

 

A goal of the American Railway Association (ARA) in the early 1920s was to produce an all-steel box car that could be recognized as a standard by the member railroads. Although the original design presented in 1923 produced in excess of 60,000 cars, it wasn't until a new design was presented in 1932 that the member railroads gave their approval.

After extensively testing five prototypes in 1933, over 14,500 cars were produced for twenty-three railroads throughout the following decade. This design soon evolved into the 1937, Modified 1937, and Postwar AAR box cars.

Although not the most popular design produced, numerically speaking, the 1932 ARA Standard box car is considered one of the most important designs in railroad history.

Features:

  • Accurate painting and printing
  • Friction-bearing trucks
  • AccuMate® couplers

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Item# Road Name Road Number
December 2015
Standard MSRP: $33.95 Undec MSRP: $26.95
HO 1932 ARA Box Car
20 000 170 Undecorated #1  “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
20 000 171 Undecorated #2 “Long tab” body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat riveted ends -
20 000 321 Undecorated #4 “Short tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, Buckeye ends -
20 000 914 Undecorated #6 “Long tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
20 000 915 Undecorated #7 “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, flat riveted ends -
New Paint Schemes!
20 003 576 Erie (1945 Paint) 76549
20 003 577 Erie (1945 Paint) 76751
20 003 578 Erie (1945 Paint) 76870
20 003 579 Pennsylvania RR++ 36984
20 003 580 Pennsylvania RR++ 36985
20 003 581 Pennsylvania RR  36986
20 003 582 MP (Route of the Eagles) 30952
20 003 583 MP (Route of the Eagles) 30791
20 003 584 MP (Route of the Eagles) 30804
20 003 585 Western Maryland* 27080
20 003 586 Western Maryland* 27625
20 003 587 Western Maryland* 28121
20 003 588 Soo Line (Modern) 42070
20 003 589 Soo Line (Modern) 42204
20 003 590 Soo Line (Modern) 42384
20 003 591 Roberval Saguenay 1001
20 003 592 Roberval Saguenay 1026
20 003 593 Roberval Saguenay 1030
20 003 594 Seaboard* (1934-37 Paint) 17143
20 003 595 Seaboard* (1934-37 Paint) 17438
20 003 596 Seaboard* (1934-37 Paint) 17487
*CSX Licensed Product
++ Road numbers 36984 & 36985 are alternate history paint schemes
August 2013
Standard MSRP: $33.95 Undec MSRP: $26.95
HO 1932 ARA Box Car
20 000 170 Undecorated #1  “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
20 000 171 Undecorated #2 “Long tab” body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat riveted ends -
20 000 321 Undecorated #4 “Short tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, Buckeye ends -
20 000 914 Undecorated #6 “Long tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
20 000 915 Undecorated #7 “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, flat riveted ends -
New Paint Schemes!
20 002 598 Central of Georgia (Streamlined) 4005
20 002 599 Central of Georgia (Streamlined) 4054
20 002 600 Central of Georgia (Streamlined) 4095
20 002 601 Erie (1942) 76559
20 002 602 Erie (1942) 76642
20 002 603 Erie (1942) 76889
20 002 604 Maine Central (1949) 4402
20 002 605 Maine Central (1949) 4355
20 002 606 Maine Central (1949) 4463
20 002 607 Norfolk Southern (Tarwheel Overnight)   25045
20 002 608 Norfolk Southern (Tarwheel Overnight)   25242
20 002 609 Norfolk Southern (Tarwheel Overnight)   25394
20 002 610 NS&StL* (Small Dixie Line) 18036
20 002 611 NS&StL* (Small Dixie Line) 18224
20 002 612 NS&StL* (Small Dixie Line) 18491
20 002 613 Seaboard Air Line* (1954-59) 18718
20 002 614 Seaboard Air Line* (1954-59) 18723
20 002 615 Seaboard Air Line* (1954-59) 18822
October 2011
Standard MSRP: $33.95 Undec MSRP: $26.95
HO 1932 ARA Box Car
20 000 170 Undecorated #1
(Long tab body, Murphy Panel Roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught Ends)
-
20 000 171 Undecorated #2
(Long tab body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat-riveted ends)
 
20 000 320 Undecorated #3
(Short tab body, Hutchins radial roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends)
-
20 000 913 Undecorated #5
(Long tab body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends)
-
New Paint Schemes!
20 001 251 Clinchfield* (Quick Service...) (Brown/White) 5110
20 001 252 Clinchfield* (Quick Service...) (Brown/White) 5149
20 001 253 Clinchfield* (Quick Service...) (Brown/White) 5194
20 001 254 Kansas City Southern (L&A) (Brown/White) 15027
20 001 255 Kansas City Southern (L&A) (Brown/White) 15072
20 001 256 Kansas City Southern (L&A) (Brown/White) 15001
20 001 260 NdeM (Brown/White) 60800
20 001 261 NdeM (Brown/White) 60819
20 001 262 NdeM (Brown/White) 60891
20 001 263 Nickel Plate (Brown/White) 13319
20 001 264 Nickel Plate (Brown/White) 13333
20 001 265 Nickel Plate (Brown/White) 13399
New Road Numbers!
20 001 257 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17001
20 001 258 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17109
20 001 259 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17140
June 2010
Standard MSRP: $33.95 Undec MSRP: $26.95
HO 1932 ARA Box Car
20 000 170 Undecorated #1 -
20 000 320 Undecorated #3 -
20 000 913 Undecorated #5 -
20 000 914 Undecorated #6 -
20 000 915 Undecorated #7 -
20 000 916 C&O* (Brown/White) 7000
20 000 917 C&O* (Brown/White) 7299
20 000 918 C&O* (Brown/White) 7649
20 000 919 NC&St.L* (Brown/White) 18003
20 000 920 NC&St.L* (Brown/White) 18288
20 000 921 NC&St.L* (Brown/White) 18499
20 000 922 Norfolk Southern (Brown/White) 25229
20 000 923 Norfolk Southern (Brown/White) 25246
20 000 924 Norfolk Southern (Brown/White) 25499
20 000 925 Soo Line (Brown/White) 135800
20 000 926 Soo Line (Brown/White) 135902
20 000 927 Soo Line (Brown/White) 135998
20 000 928 Western Maryland* (Brown/White) 27001
20 000 929 Western Maryland* (Brown/White) 27119
20 000 930 Western Maryland* (Brown/White) 27500
March 2009
Standard MSRP: $32.95 Undec MSRP: $26.95
HO 1932 ARA Box Car - New Paint Schemes!
20 000 170 Undecorated Body Style #1 ("Long tab" body, Murphy Panel roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends) -
20 000 171 Undecorated Body Style #2 ("Long tab" body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat-riveted ends) -
20 000 321 Undecorated Body Style #4 (“Short tab” Body, Viking corrugated roof, Buckeye ends) -
20 000 322 Central of Georgia (1960s) (Brown/White) 4114
20 000 323 Central of Georgia (1960s) (Brown/White) 4117
20 000 324 Erie (1932) (Brown/White) 76944
20 000 325 Erie (1932) (Brown/White) 76949
20 000 326 Erie (1947) (Brown/White) 76500
20 000 327 Erie (1947) (Brown/White) 76599
20 000 328 Louisiana & Arkansas (Brown/White) 15000
20 000 329 Louisiana & Arkansas (Brown/White) 15073
20 000 330 Seaboard* "Orange Blossom Special" (Brown/White) 18647
20 000 331 Seaboard* "Orange Blossom Special" (Brown/White) 18999
20 000 332 Union Pacific (Brown/White) 182500
March 2008
Standard MSRP: $29.95 Undec MSRP: $24.95
HO 1932 ARA Box Car - New Model!
20 000 170 Undecorated - Body Style 1 -
20 000 171 Undecorated - Body Style 2 -
20 000 172 Central of Georgia (Brown/White) 4200
20 000 173  Central of Georgia (Brown/White) 4299
20 000 174 Clinchfield* (Brown/White) 5000
20 000 175 Clinchfield* (Brown/White) 5249
20 000 176 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17144
20 000 177 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17149
20 000 178 Maine Central (Brown/White) 4250
20 000 179 Maine Central (Brown/White) 4499
20 000 180 Warrior River Terminal (Brown/White) 900
20 000 181 Warrior River Terminal (Brown/White) 919