The newly designed S-40-4 Stock car was considered by the Railroad to be the new standard stock car for the 20th century.
Designed in 1912 as a 36' car to replace older cars, orders were placed by several of the Harriman Railroad Companies.
Over the next 3 years a total of 906 cars were built. Builders included Standard Steel Car, Pullman and Ralston Steel Car Co.
In 1915 the cars were improved and fell under a new car class S-40-5.
From 1915 until 1927 the car design was modified and cars were built into classes S-40-8, S-40-9, S-40-10. Some cars were double deck cars for handling smaller livestock.
The following railroads purchased cars. Southern Pacific,Texas & New Orleans, Pacific Electric, SP de Mexico,
Houston East & West Texas, Galveston Harrisonburg & San Antonio, Northwestern Pacific, Arizona Eastern RR and San Diego & Arizona RR, Union Pacific RR.
Prototype Photo: Northwestern Pacific S-40-4
Our model features all brass construction,factory paint, trucks and Kydee © couplers.
Prototype Photo: Galveston Houston & San Antonio S-40-4
Prototype Photo: Houston East & West Texas S-40-4
Prototype photo: Pacific Electric S-40-4
Prototype photo: SP S-40-5
Prototype photo: H&TC "B" End S-40-5
Prototype photo: SP S-40-8
Prototype photo: SP S-40-9