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HO scale Pennsylvania RR class X-31 round roof boxcars from Bowser

By | May 25, 2022

Single- and double-door Executive Line models due out in summer 2023

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Pennsylvania RR class X-31 round roof boxcars

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Pennsylvania RR class X-31 round roof boxcars from Bowser. This is the double-door flush round roof car: Ashley, Drew & Northern (built May 1943 paint scheme).

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: $29.95

Era: 1943 to 1962+ (varies depending on paint scheme)

Manufacturer: Bowser Manufacturing Co., Inc., 1302 Jordan Ave., Montoursville, PA 17754, 570-368-2379, bowser-trains.com

HO scale Pennsylvania RR class X-31 round roof boxcar features:

  • Injection-molded plastic body
  • Metal wheels
  • Knuckle couplers
  • Pre-order deadline June 30, 2022
  • Scheduled for release in summer 2023

Road names: Single-door flush round roof car: Norfolk & Western (March 1947 repack) and Seaboard Air Line (“Route of the Silver Meteor” slogan with April 1960 repack). Single-door inset round roof car: Pennsylvania RR (circle keystone with September 1946 repack, plain keystone with November 1962 repack, and shadow keystone with November 1954 repack).

Double-door flush round roof car: Ashley, Drew & Northern (built May 1943); Detroit, Toledo & Ironton (August 1954 repack); Norfolk & Western (March 1947 repack); Pennsylvania RR (circle keystone and “Automobiles” lettering with March 1943 repack and shadow keystone with February 1956 repack); and Seaboard Air Line (“Route of the Orange Blossom Special” slogan with March 1950 repack). Double-door inset round roof car: Pennsylvania RR (circle keystone and “Automobiles” lettering with September 1949 repack). Double-door turtle roof car: Pennsylvania RR (circle keystone and “Automobiles” lettering with September 1947 repack, circle keystone with September 1948 repack, and shadow keystone with May 1958 repack). Three road numbers per paint scheme.

Company information: Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. produces diesel locomotives and streetcars in HO scale, freight cars in N and HO scales, and plastic and brass detail parts under the Cal Scale and Cary labels. The company is located in Montoursville, Pa.

Reproduced from Bowser news release May 2022 

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