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American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar
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  • American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar
  • American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar
  • American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar
  • American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar
  • American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar
  • American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar

American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar

American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar (1956-1957).

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American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar

American Flyer No. 983 Painted Blue Gray & Yellow Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar

 

American Flyer No. 983 Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" Boxcar (1956-1957). This boxcar was painted gray on a black plastic body and finished with stripes in blue, gray and yellow colors. The Missouri Pacific "Eagle Merchandise Service" boxcar was modeled after the Commercial Railroad introduced the concept of "LCL"(Less Than Car Load) service in 1950. Initially this service and these cars were only between the route of the Missouri Pacific and its subsidiary The Texas & The Pacific. Although this provision changed in 1960. Gilbert's version of this boxcar included a pressure sensitive logo version of the MP "buzz saw" herald. Sheet metal frames, door guides, trucks with sintered iron side frames, knuckle couplers.

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Gauge
S
Country/Region of Manufacture
United States
Vintage (Y/N)
Yes
Year
1956-1957
Type
House Car
Rolling Stock