Atlas N 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
MSRP: $26.95 Undec MSRP: $20.95
N 1932 ARA Box Car
50 000 114 Undecorated #1  “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
50 000 115 Undecorated #2 “Long tab” body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat riveted ends -
50 000 151 Undecorated #4 “Short tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, Buckeye ends -
50 000 515 Undecorated #6 “Long tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
50 000 516 Undecorated #7 “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, flat riveted ends -
New Paint Schemes!
50 002 482 Erie (1945 Paint) 76549
50 002 483 Erie (1945 Paint) 76751
50 002 484 Erie (1945 Paint) 76870
50 002 485 Pennsylvania RR++ 36984
50 002 486 Pennsylvania RR++ 36985
50 002 487 Pennsylvania RR  36986
50 002 488 MP (Route of the Eagles) 30952
50 002 489 MP (Route of the Eagles) 30791
50 002 490 MP (Route of the Eagles) 30804
50 002 491 Western Maryland* 27080
50 002 492 Western Maryland* 27625
50 002 493 Western Maryland* 28121
50 002 494 Soo Line (Modern) 42070
50 002 495 Soo Line (Modern) 42204
50 002 496 Soo Line (Modern) 42384
50 002 497 Roberval Saguenay 1001
50 002 498 Roberval Saguenay 1026
50 002 499 Roberval Saguenay 1030
50 002 500 Seaboard* (1934-37 Paint) 17143
50 002 501 Seaboard* (1934-37 Paint) 17438
50 002 502 Seaboard* (1934-37 Paint) 17487
*CSX Licensed Product
++ Road numbers 36984 & 36985 are alternate history paint schemes
September 2013
MSRP: $24.95 Undec MSRP: $19.95
N 1932 ARA Box Car
50 000 114 Undecorated #1  “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
50 000 115 Undecorated #2 “Long tab” body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat riveted ends -
50 000 151 Undecorated #4 “Short tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, Buckeye ends -
50 000 515 Undecorated #6 “Long tab” body, Viking corrugated roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends -
50 000 516 Undecorated #7 “Long tab” body, Murphy panel roof, flat riveted ends -
New Paint Schemes!
50 001 548 Central of Georgia (Streamlined) 4005
50 001 549 Central of Georgia (Streamlined) 4054
50 001 550 Central of Georgia (Streamlined) 4095
50 001 551 Erie (1942) 76559
50 001 552 Erie (1942) 76642
50 001 553 Erie (1942) 76889
50 001 554 Maine Central (1949) 4402
50 001 555 Maine Central (1949) 4355
50 001 556 Maine Central (1949) 4463
50 001 557 Norfolk Southern (Tarwheel Overnight)   25045
50 001 558 Norfolk Southern (Tarwheel Overnight)   25242
50 001 559 Norfolk Southern (Tarwheel Overnight)   25394
50 001 560 NS&StL* (Small Dixie Line) 18036
50 001 561 NS&StL* (Small Dixie Line) 18224
50 001 562 NS&StL* (Small Dixie Line) 18491
50 001 563 Seaboard Air Line* (1954-59) 18718
50 001 564 Seaboard Air Line* (1954-59) 18723
50 001 565 Seaboard Air Line* (1954-59) 18822
October 2011
MSRP: $23.95 Undec MSRP: $17.95
N 1932 ARA Box Car
50 000 114 Undecorated #1
(Long tab body, Murphy Panel Roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught Ends)
-
50 000 115 Undecorated #2
(Long tab body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat-riveted ends)
 
50 000 150 Undecorated #3
(Short tab body, Hutchins radial roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends)
-
50 000 514 Undecorated #5
(Long tab body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends)
-
New Paint Schemes!
50 000 742 Clinchfield* (Quick Service...) (Brown/White) 5110
50 000 743 Clinchfield* (Quick Service...) (Brown/White) 5149
50 000 744 Clinchfield* (Quick Service...) (Brown/White) 5194
50 000 745 Kansas City Southern (L&A) (Brown/White) 15027
50 000 746 Kansas City Southern (L&A) (Brown/White) 15072
50 000 747 Kansas City Southern (L&A) (Brown/White) 15001
50 000 751 NdeM (Brown/White) 60800
50 000 752 NdeM (Brown/White) 60819
50 000 753 NdeM (Brown/White) 60891
50 000 754 Nickel Plate (Brown/White) 13319
50 000 755 Nickel Plate (Brown/White) 13333
50 000 756 Nickel Plate (Brown/White) 13399
New Road Numbers!
50 000 748 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17001
50 000 749 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17109
50 000 750 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17140
June 2010
MSRP: $23.95 Undec MSRP: $17.95
N 1932 ARA Box Car - New Paint Schemes!
50 000 114 Undecorated #1 -
50 000 150 Undecorated #3 -
50 000 514 Undecorated #5 -
50 000 515 Undecorated #6 -
50 000 516 Undecorated #7 -
50 000 517 C&O* (Brown/White) 7000
50 000 518 C&O* (Brown/White) 7299
50 000 519 C&O* (Brown/White) 7649
50 000 520 NC&St.L* (Brown/White) 18003
50 000 521 NC&St.L* (Brown/White) 18288
50 000 522 NC&St.L* (Brown/White) 18499
50 000 523 Norfolk Southern (Brown/White) 25229
50 000 524 Norfolk Southern (Brown/White) 25246
50 000 525 Norfolk Southern (Brown/White) 25499
50 000 526 Soo Line (Brown/White) 135800
50 000 527 Soo Line (Brown/White) 135902
50 000 528 Soo Line (Brown/White) 135998
50 000 529 Western Maryland* (Brown/White) 27001
50 000 530 Western Maryland* (Brown/White) 27119
50 000 531 Western Maryland* (Brown/White) 27500
March 2009
MSRP: $22.95 Undec MSRP: $17.95
N 1932 ARA Box Car - New Paint Schemes!
50 000 114 Undecorated Body Style #1 ("Long tab" body, Murphy Panel roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends) -
50 000 115 Undecorated Body Style #2 ("Long tab" body, 11 panel flat riveted roof, flat-riveted ends) -
50 000 151 Undecorated Body Style #4 (“Short tab” Body, Viking corrugated roof, Buckeye ends) -
50 000 152 Central of Georgia (1960s) (Brown/White) 4114
50 000 153 Central of Georgia (1960s) (Brown/White) 4117
50 000 154 Erie (1932) (Brown/White) 76944
50 000 155 Erie (1932) (Brown/White) 76949
50 000 156 Erie (1947) (Brown/White) 76500
50 000 157 Erie (1947) (Brown/White) 76599
50 000 158 Louisiana & Arkansas (Brown/White) 15000
50 000 159 Louisiana & Arkansas (Brown/White) 15073
50 000 160 Seaboard* "Orange Blossom Special" (Brown/White) 18647
50 000 161 Seaboard* "Orange Blossom Special" (Brown/White) 18999
50 000 162 Union Pacific (Brown/White) 182500
June 2008
MSRP: $22.95 Undec MSRP: $17.95
N 1932 ARA Box Car - New Model!
50 000 114 Undecorated - Body Style 1 -
50 000 115 Undecorated - Body Style 2 -
50 000 116 Central of Georgia (Brown/White) 4200
50 000 117  Central of Georgia (Brown/White) 4299
50 000 118 Clinchfield* (Brown/White) 5000
50 000 119 Clinchfield* (Brown/White) 5249
50 000 120 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17144
50 000 121 Missouri Pacific (I-GN) (Brown/White) 17149
50 000 122 Maine Central (Brown/White) 4250
50 000 123 Maine Central (Brown/White) 4499
50 000 124 Warrior River Terminal (Brown/White) 900
50 000 125 Warrior River Terminal (Brown/White) 919