X-29 & ARA Style Box Cars
In the early 1920's the Pennsylvania Railroad developed plans for a steel-sheathed box car and designated the design X-29. Production of this design began in 1924 and lasted into 1934. During this time period almost thirty thousand Pennsylvania X-29 cars were built. Not all X-29's were the same. Their parts components varied from the original cars almost immediately.
Variations included: frame components, brake systems, side sheathing, ends and doors just to mention the major changes. Our 1924 X-29 kit represents the X-29 produced with the split K-brake or AB brake (added later), flat ends and side sheathing lapping away from the door. Our Dreadnaught End kit represents the X-29 produced in the late 1920s with AB brakes. Our ARA kit represents the ARA's version produced with the split K-brake or AB brake, flat ends and side panel rivet pattern that is different than the Pennsy's X-29.
There are many photographs showing X-29's lasting into Penn Central maintenance of way service.
HO Scale X-29 & ARA Box Cars are available as decorated and undecorated kits.
1924 Pennsy X-29 Body with Plate Ends.
1928 Pennsy X-29 Body with Dreadnaught Ends.
ARA Body with Plate Ends.
K-Brakes, AB-Brakes, or Split AB/K-Brakes.
Youngstown and Superior Doors.
Railway Express Cars Include Express Details.
PRR '2DF8' Trucks on Pennsylvania Road Names.
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