Rapido HO-Scale 10000 Series Boxcar - 48" Monad - Company Service: Starting in 1923 the Northern Pacific ordered more than 4,000 double-sheathed cars in the 10000-13999 series. This large group shared many common features, including steel ends with lumber doors, radial roofs and lever handbrakes. Amazingly, these cars lasted in revenue service until 1970 and in company service for another 12 years. Because of their large number they could be found on freight trains across North America.
Rapido’s model has been scaled from original blueprints and field measurements with the assistance of the NPRHA. Features include full underframe detail with riveted center sill, AB or K brakes as appropriate, and formed wire grab irons installed at the factory.
The NPRHA is proud to make these magnificent models of THE NP boxcar available with road numbers unique to our organization.
Beginning in 1956, the Northern Pacific started renumbering 10000 series boxcars for Company Service. These cars lasted well into the BN era, with photos of the cars still in service as late as 1983. This model is of a post-1948 48" monad paint scheme with the Main Street of the Northwest slogan and numbered as a Company Service car.