ACF 50'6" Outside-Braced Boxcar - Port St. Joe Route #5219

Born from the Incentive Per Diem boxcar boom of the 1970s, the 50'6" Outside Braced Boxcar was designed to fill a growing demand for freight equipment. The IPD program, authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission to encourage new boxcar production, allowed freight car owners to charge an additional fee when leasing their rolling stock to other railroads. Many shortline and regional operators jumped at this opportunity, and the bulk of these new cars were ordered by small and relatively unknown railroads. Today, the 50'6" boxcar continues to be a mainstay of freight consists, and while most are now maintained by specialized leasing companies or class one railroads, many continue to display the liveries of their original shortline owners - reflecting a curious and colorful era in freight railroading history.


  • Model: 19666
  • UPC: 022899196664
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 lbs
  • Scale: N 1:160
Product Safety

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.

Features Include

  • Authentic ACF design; similar boxcars constructed by other builders
  • Detailed, painted bodies with precision graphics
  • Opening 10-foot corrugated sliding doors
  • Detailed interior floor and underframe
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers
  • Detailed trucks with see-through sideframes
  • Blackened metal wheels with RP25 contours