AHM 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar

The 50-foot Plug Door Box Car is a common car type found in many HO-scale train lines. Reviewing the examples AHM offered over the years shows variations in tooling among the models sold. A group of releases from 1979-1980 show AHM example’s tooling is the same as one found in some Bachmann releases. AHM’s 1979 Christmas Car and the cars carrying the 12000-series numbering all feature squared stirrup steps and other details that mirror examples found in Bachmann’s releases. The mentioned holiday car and the 12000-series cars were made in Taiwan for AHM.

AHM’s promotional Hood, Keebler, red roof Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, and Woolworth cars all share a similar design. These cars are Austrian made by Roco. Note however a variation, the red roof Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes has no slots in the shell along the sill for the underframe to snap in place. Though a very common car in many lines, no known general release for the Austrian-made 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar is known in AHM’s line. The car was only found in promotional sets.

AHM 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar Roster

Christmas 1979 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 5582-10

Hood Dairies 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar

Iowa Beef 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 12021

Keebler 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 5487
No. 5467-B

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 5581-04

Louisville & Nashville (Dixie Line) 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 5582-10

McCloud River 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 5282-04
No. 5486-01

Middletown & New Jersey 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 5582-05
No. 12023

Minnesota, Dakota & Western 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 12022

Providence & Worcester 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar
No. 12024

 

Woolworth 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar