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Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and we must now note that these ARE NOT TOYS, AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14. These products are Model Railroad Equipment and Accessories intended for use by adults.
Per Diem Series
Prototypical Features:
• Accurate printing and paint schemes you have
    come to expect from Micro-Trains®
• Cast Zinc underframe for detail and durability
• Fine Details
• Truck Mounted Couplers
• Magne-Matic Knuckle Couplers
• Detailed brake wheel applied separately
• Nicely Weighted
• Jewel Case
About the Per Diem Series
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. Our 12-month series will feature a colorful assortment of twelve new paint schemes of Per Diem boxcars from various shortline railroads. Contact your dealer to place your order for this series today! (N Scale cars shown for representation)
Per Diem Series Box Car #1
Delta Valley & Southern Railway
#MTL-510 00 300   DVS
  • Released February 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 300

#DVS 1041
This 50’ Rib Side Box Car, Single Door w/o 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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #2
Helena Southwestern
#MTL-510 00 310   HSW
  • Released March 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 310

#HSW 1036
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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #3
Wabash Valley
#MTL-510 00 320   WVRC
  • Released April 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 320

#WVRC 8161
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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #4
Providence & Worcester
#MTL-510 00 330   P&W
  • Released May 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 330

#PW 167
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. pwrr.com
Per Diem Series Box Car #5
Sabine River & Northern Railroad
#MTL-510 00 340   SRN
  • Released June 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 340

#SRN 5159
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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #6
Berlin Mills
#MTL-510 00 350   Berlin Mills
  • Released July 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 350

#BMS 435
This 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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #7
Savannah State
#MTL-510 00 360   Savannah State
  • Released August 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 360

#SSDK 1004
This 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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #8
Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion
#MTL-510 00 370   LEF&C
  • Released September 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 370

#LEF 1004
These 50’ rib side box cars with single door are brown with white lettering and ‘coonskin’ logo and run on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Built in 1972 as part of series 42100-42499, these cars served a rich agricultural region between the Midwest and South Central, United States.
Per Diem Series Box Car #9
Green Mountain
#MTL-510 00 380   Green Mountain
  • Released October 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 380

#GMRC 0629
This 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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #10
Bath & Hammondsport
#MTL-510 00 390   B&H
  • Released November 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 390

#BH 25105
This 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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #12
Port Huron & Detroit
#MTL-510 00 400   Port Huron & Detroit
  • Released January 2017
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#510 00 400

#PHD 1042
This 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.
Per Diem Series Box Car #11
East Camden & Highland
#MTL-511 00 230   East Camden & H.
  • Released December 2016
  $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36
#511 00 230

#EACH 2455
This 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.
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