AHM 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar

Produced by Roco in Austria, this AHM offering is one of a variety of styles produced and sold as a “40ft. Box Car” or more simply as “Box Car” in AHM catalogs. The car carries a $1.98 retail in a late 1960s catalog and $2.98 retail in a 1977 price listing.

A new product review of the AHM PS-1 Box Car is included in the Trade Topics section of the May 1962 issue of Model Railroader. The review states, “the underbody is unusually well detailed with complete brake rigging and simulated floor planking with wood grain.”

This car debuts with only the Delaware & Hudson roadname and is pictured below in an ad found in a December 1961 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine.

The 1972 release of the car included revised tooling that featured black plastic separately applied ladders and roofwalk. The door is also noted as being different, according to a release announcement in the October 1972 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine. The 1972 roadnames inlcuded: Reading, C&O, CB&Q, Milwaukee, ATSF, WM and IC. The retail was $2.98 in 1972.

AHM 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar Roster

Atlanta & West Point 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5234

Atlantic & Danville 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5237

Alton & Southern 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5236

Bangor & Aroostook 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5226

Boston & Maine 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5233

Central of Georgia 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5220

Chesapeake & Ohio 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5286-C -1972 release

Delaware & Hudson 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5230 -1961 release

Erie Lackawanna 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5227

Florida East Coast 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5223

Great Northern (red) 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5225

Great Northern (“Empire Builder” scheme) 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5225

Green Bay & Western 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5222

Louisville & Nashville 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5224

Pittsburgh & West Virginia 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5221

Santa Fe 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5231

Toledo, Peoria & Western 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5228

West India Fruit 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5235

Western Maryland 40-foot PS-1 Boxcar
No. 5229