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Southern Pacific Freight Cars

These pages will list N scale "Ready tu run" models of the Southern Pacific freight cars available in the last 4-5 years.
Some model are listed as "Collectible" if there is not a current release available, but a previous release can stil found on e-bay or some "specialist" collectors site or shops.
Prototype basic historic informations are desumed from sources listed above.
If some of you found errors or have additional informations or models, please contact me via e-mail, and I will provide page update and credits.
Prototypal correct models are indicated with the "Oscar" Award!
A big "thanks" to George Hollwedel -Prototype N Scale Models (TM) for some important addition and corrections.


45' Logging Flat Car
Walthers 8861
Road # 541819
42' Fishbelly Side Sill Flat Car
Red caboose 26002
50’ Fishbelly Sides Piggyback Flatcar& 40' Trailer
Model with 2 20ft Trailers, AccuMate Couplers, 70 Ton Friction Bearing Trucks, Boxcar Red / White Ltrs

Atlas 37443
Road # 598303

Atlas 37834
Road # 598310
50' Flat Car, Fishbelly Sides, w/Side Mount Brake Wheel
The American Car and Foundry built this 50' flat car with fishbelly sides and side mount brake wheel in March 1950. It is painted box car red with white lettering. The class F-70-7 flat is part of a 2,050-car fleet delivered to Southern Pacific. It has a 140,000 lb capacity and is equipped with Bettendorf trucks. (last released March 1977)

Micro-Trains 45030
Road # 142549

MicroTrains 993-00-009
runner pack # 9

Road # 140515, 140526, 142533, 142545

53' GSC Flat car

Athearn 1084
Road # 700010

Athearn 10842
Road # 700045

53' Flat with 2x 60 Series Tractors
All new tooling, a die-cast underframe and realistic paint schemes , include two incredibly detailed John Deere tractors, and the new Athearn 70-ton trucks with integral coupler pockets
Athearn 10442
Road # 700039

GSC Commonwealt 54' Flat Car
GSC "Commonwealth" 54' Flat Cars have been in service since the 50s. Built around a large one-piece steel casting, the prototypes could handle a wide range of cargo and were often rebuilt for piggyback loading. In later years, they were fitted with bulkheads and handled loads such as lumber and pipe, and some lines added portable bunks for handling logs.


Walthers 8213
Road # 700036
Walthers 28213
Road # 700021, 700045
Walthers 28214

61' 8" Bulkhead Flat Car
This 61' 8" bulkhead flat car is painted box car red with white lettering. It is equipped with Barber roller bearing trucks. It was built in January 1972. Among Southern Pacific's biggest traffic categories for many years was lumber. In the 1960s, lumber began to be packaged with steel strapping and shipped on bulkhead flat cars. SP's first cars of this type were converted from conventional flat cars in company shops, and were used for plasterboard service. But standardized cars from commercial builders soon became dominant.

Micro Trains 54020
Road # 508898

Road # 598301
89' Flat Car
flyng SP logo& Two 45' Trailers
Con Cor 120604
Road # 371881
Maxi Stack III
Gunderson 5 unit set. Painted and Decaled in the Southern Pacific units delivered between 1992-1993 scheme.
Deluxe Innovation 210401
Husky Stack
with DeLuxe Innovations 48' ITEL container

Road # 2417

Roundhouse 8474
Road # 2377

100 Ton Evans Coil Car
Angled Hoods - Re-weigh Date : 4-71
1968 found the first 100 ton coil cars built to the fourth series specifications.
These cars can be easily identified as they have the straight frame while earlier cars(series 1-3) had a slight 'fish belly' or 'drop' frame. The type 4 design was in production from 1968 through 1975. Over 2,250 cars of this design with different covers (round, angled, corrugated and fiberglass) were built during this time period for many 'fallen flag' railroads such as the CB&Q, B&O, IC, RDG and SP (over 15 railroads bought this series of car).

Red Caboose RN-17679
Road # 595351, 595354, 595356, 595357, 595358, 595359, 595360, 595362, 595364

On Line References :

- David Coscia's SP site :

- Lee A. Gautreaux's The SP Freight Cars Page :
( source for Classification and historical info used here)

- Richard.A.Percy’s Freight Car Specification Sheet- :

- Respective Manufacturers sites : Atlas , Athern , Micro-trains Intermountain , Deluxe Innovation, Tichy Train Group, etc…
- a list of Models Manufactirers links at

OFF Line References ( Sometimes called "Books" ) :

- Anthony W. Thompson ( Signature Press ) Southern Pacific Freight Cars serie ( vol. 1-4)
- Anthony W. Thompson, Robert J. Church and Bruce H. Jones : Pacific Fruit Express

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