HK-08 - CPR/BCR 62’ Skeleton Log Car (X2) Kit
CPR/BCR 62’ Skeleton Log Car (X2) Kit
This is a resin kit (trucks, couplers, decals and weights not included). Each kit comes with parts to build two separate cars. It is a National Steel Car prototype operated by PGE/BCR and CP. Parts include underframe, bunks, and small details.
These 62’-9” skeleton log cars were built in 1966 (painted brown) and 1968 (painted black) by NSC for the PGE. NSC built similar cars for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In the 1970s and early 1980s they were repainted in either BCR light green or dark green with the Dogwood logo. After 1985 all were painted dark green and got the new BC RAIL logos. Some of the brown and black ones had the PGE painted out in lieu of BCOL markings. They are used to transport hydro power poles or raw logs to saw mills, and are sometimes interchanged with other railways. They have been seen in the Portland Oregon area (BNSF, UP). On the Takla loggers (last log trains in North America) one can see whole trains with these cars. Many of these cars remain in use today, although some were written off after accidents.