Per Diem Series

Per Diem Series

Z 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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Helena Southwestern (PD#2) - rd#1036 rel. 3/16 Contact Dealer

Helena Southwestern (PD#2) - rd#1036 rel. 3/16

Z Scale This 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is painted red with yellow band and door and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. The Helena Southwestern was a short line that operated in Arkansas and routinely interchanged with Missouri Pacific.    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 510 00 310

$27.95

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

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

Z 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 510 00 320

$27.95

Providence & Worcester (PD#4) rd#167 rel.5/16 Contact Dealer

Providence & Worcester (PD#4) rd#167 rel.5/16

Z Scale This 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is orange with white lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks.  The Providence and Worcester Railroad was one of many roads that participated in the Per Diem program during the 1980s. Leased from capitol investment companies who provided new equipment to smaller regional firms, these cars gave the railroad the ability to compete with larger railroads for local freight traffic throughout much of eastern Massachusetts. ..

Prod. Code 510 00 330

$27.95

Sabine River & Northern (PD#5) rd#5149 rel.6/16 Contact Dealer

Sabine River & Northern (PD#5) rd#5149 rel.6/16

Z Scale This 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is red with white lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. The Sabine River & Northern Railroad began in 1965 providing freight services for industries between Lemonville and Lake Charles, Texas. SRN owns 40 miles of track that services businesses that provide wood products and shipping from the coast. They are currently owned by International Paper company and interchange with both the UP and BNSF railroads at the north end of their line. ..

Prod. Code 510 00 340

$27.95

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

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

Z ScaleThis 50’ rib side box 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 510 00 350

$27.95

Savannah State (PD#7) - rd#1004 rel. 08/16  Z Scale Contact Dealer

Savannah State (PD#7) - rd#1004 rel. 08/16 Z Scale

Z ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is light blue with white lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. The Savannah State Docks Railroad was a switching road owned by the Georgia Ports Authority, operating as much as 25 miles of track connecting mainline railroads and dock facilities in Savannah, Georgia and participated in the Per Diem program in the 1970’s to upgrade their fleet with modern freight cars...

Prod. Code 510 00 360

$27.95

Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion Z (PD#8) - rd#1004 rel. 09/16   Contact Dealer

Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion Z (PD#8) - rd#1004 rel. 09/16

Z 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 510 00 370

$27.95

Green Mountain (PD#9) - Rd#0629 - Rel. 10/16 Contact Dealer

Green Mountain (PD#9) - Rd#0629 - Rel. 10/16

Z ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is 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 510 00 380

$27.95

Bath & Hammondsport(PD#10)-rd#25105 Rel.11/16 Contact Dealer

Bath & Hammondsport(PD#10)-rd#25105 Rel.11/16

Z ScaleThis 50’ rib side box car with single door and no roofwalk is maroon with white door and lettering, and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Leased to the B&H Railroad by Intel Rail, the car sports the tipped-champagne glass logo, symbolically toasting the public as it passes by. Just a nine-mile shortline serving the vineyards and wineries of the Hammondsport, New York area, it is easy to see where the slogan “The Champagne Trail” originates...

Prod. Code 510 00 390

$27.95

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

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

Z 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 511 00 230

$27.95