Per Diem Series

Per Diem Series

N Scale Per Diem Series

12 month series begins Feb. 2016

In the 1970's a surge of colorful boxcars could be seen all across the country as larger railroads leased more and more boxcars from shortline railroads. To encourage the return of the boxcars, shortline railroads could charge a per diem or daily fee, until the cars were returned. Incentive Per Diem (IPD) boxcars were primarily 50' rib side boxcars with 10' sliding or plug doors or double sliding doors.

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Delta Valley & Sou. (PD#1) - rd#1041 rel.2/16 Contact Dealer

Delta Valley & Sou. (PD#1) - rd#1041 rel.2/16

N Scale_x000D_ _x000D_ This 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is painted orange-red with white and black logo and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. The DVS is a 2 mile short line that interchanges with BNSF near Wilson, Arkansas servicing local industries and a cotton processing plant. These leased cars provided much needed capacity to smaller roads helping them compete with larger regional companies._x000D_ ..

Prod. Code 025 00 900

$27.95

Sierra Railroad (PD#2) - rd#5009 - rel.3/16   Contact Dealer

Sierra Railroad (PD#2) - rd#5009 - rel.3/16

N Scale This 50’ rib side box car with double doors and no roofwalk is painted white with red lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing Trucks. The Sierra Railroad started servicing the businesses in and around the foothills of the  Sierras in the late 1800’s.  In the 1980’s  they found themselves needing new cars that they didn’t have the budget for. The railroad utilized the Per Diem program to add modern, safe, freight cars to their system. ..

Prod. Code 030 00 260

$27.95

Wabash Valley (PD#3) - rd#8161 - rel.4/16 Contact Dealer

Wabash Valley (PD#3) - rd#8161 - rel.4/16

N Scale This 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is yellow with red and white logo and black lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Wabash Valley RR was a short line that operated in southern Illinois and parts of Kansas for only 5 years on former PRR track. In order to compete with area railroads, the WVR bought into the Per Diem program and was able to upgrade their small fleet with modern equipment. ..

Prod. Code 025 00 910

$27.95

Union of Oregon (PD#4) - rd#1506 - rel.5/16 Contact Dealer

Union of Oregon (PD#4) - rd#1506 - rel.5/16

N Scale This 50’ rib side box car with double doors and no roofwalk is light green with dark green lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Leased from capitol investment companies who provided new equipment to small regional firms, these cars gave the railroad the ability to compete with larger railroads for local freight traffic. ..

Prod. Code 030 00 270

$27.95

Atlanta & St. Andrew (PD#5) rd#7035 rel. 6/16  Contact Dealer

Atlanta & St. Andrew (PD#5) rd#7035 rel. 6/16

N Scale This 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is red/orange with black lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. In 1906 ASAB was considered a Class 1 railroad which operated in Alabama and Florida hauling lumber and general freight. Running between Dothan, Alabama and Panama City, Florida, the railroad took advantage of the Per Diem program in the 1970s in an effort to modernize its freight cars and compete with larger roads in the region. They were later acquired by The Bay Line  in 1994. ..

Prod. Code 025 00 920

$27.95

Berlin Mills (PD#6) rd#435 rel. 7/16 Contact Dealer

Berlin Mills (PD#6) rd#435 rel. 7/16

N ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is painted light green with white lettering and runs on  Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Berlin Mills Railway provided switching and transport between two mills located in Berlin and Cascade, New Hampshire.  The light green box cars could be found working interchange with GT, StL&A and BM during the 1980s...

Prod. Code 025 00 930

$27.95

Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion  (PD#8) rd#1004  rel. 9/16     Contact Dealer

Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion (PD#8) rd#1004 rel. 9/16

N ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is yellow with black lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. The Lake Erie, Franklin, and Clarion Railroad was a fifteen mile long short line that interchanged with Conrail at Summerville, Pennsylvania to Clarion, Pennsylvania. The road was incorporated in 1913.   The LEF&C participated in the Per Diem program during the 1970s to acquire modern cars to better serve their customers...

Prod. Code 025 00 950

$27.95

Green Mountain (PD#9) - rd#0629 - rel. 10/16  Contact Dealer

Green Mountain (PD#9) - rd#0629 - rel. 10/16

N ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is red-orange with black lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. In 1975, FMC launched a 5,077 cubic foot box car for IPD service, and Green Mountain Railroad began leasing these to larger railroads. To encourage the return of the boxcars, short line railroads, like Green Mountain, could charge a per diem, or daily fee, until the cars were returned...

Prod. Code 025 00 960

$27.95

McCloud (PD#10) - rd#2196 - rel.11/16     Contact Dealer

McCloud (PD#10) - rd#2196 - rel.11/16

N ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with double doors and no roofwalk is brown and white with aluminum roof and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks.  Headquartered in McCloud, California, the McCloud River Railroad interchanged with the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific and operated from 1897 until 2009. Primarily a lumber/timber railroad, the McCloud once had over 1000 railcars and had regular passenger service until 1952...

Prod. Code 030 00 280

$27.95

East Camden & Highland (PD#11) - rd#2455 - rel. 12/16 Contact Dealer

East Camden & Highland (PD#11) - rd#2455 - rel. 12/16

N ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with plug door and no roofwalk is orange with white horizontal band and black lettering and runs on Roller Bearing trucks. The East Camden and Highland Railroad is a Class 3 railroad and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Highland Industrial Park located near Little Rock, Arkansas. ..

Prod. Code 027 00 410

$27.95

Port Huron & Detroit (PD#12)  rd#1042  Rel.1/17 Contact Dealer

Port Huron & Detroit (PD#12) rd#1042 Rel.1/17

N ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is blue with white band and herald and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad was incorporated on September 1, 1917 and remained in business until 1984 when it was sold to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. To encourage the return of the boxcars, short line railroads like Port Huron, could charge a per diem, or daily fee, until the cars were returned...

Prod. Code 025 00 970

$27.95