HO Scale: PC&F Beer Car - Manufacturers Railway Co. 1980 As-Delivered - PRE-ORDER


TrainLife Exclusive ExactRail HO Scale: PC&F Beer Car - Manufacturers Railway Co. 1980 'As-Delivered'


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Beginning in 1977, Pacific Car and Foundry (PC&F) released a heavily insulated boxcar with internal, air-bag loading devices and 20" travel, sliding-sill under frame. These cars travel the country. Often originating from the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO., they are affectionately known as "Beer Cars" for the refreshing cargo they frequently carry.

By request from our customers! We are excited to announce 6 all new paint schemes on our HO Scale Beer Car. All schemes being offered are what we consider to be "close enough". The differences being anywhere from different ends, side sill or door size. While we strive at ExactRail to be as faithful to the prototype as we can, we realize that many of our products make a good representation of other items on the rails and are proud to offer these models exclusively from TrainLife.com.      
About the Manufacturers Railway Co. 1980 'As-Delivered' Paint Scheme:

Manufacturers Railway Co. was owned by Anheuser-Busch and their fleet of insulated boxcars were used to ship beer from their St. Louis MO. brewery to distributors across the country. Purchased in 1980, this fleet of Pacific Car & Foundry (PC&F) built cars wore an attractive gray, red and black scheme that was very modern and striking. The MRS rostered 250 of these cars and they were numbered from 2500 to 2749. A portion of the fleet was sold to Tropicana in 1991 and the rest were patched with MCWX reporting marks after Anheuser-Busch shut down the MRS in 2011. The patched cars can be seen on the rails today. Our model makes a near match to the prototype and would be right at home delivering tasty adult beverages on your layout.


  • Precision micro-tooled
  • Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
  • Extraordinarily accurate artwork
  • ExactRail’s 100-Ton ASF 'Ride Control' Trucks
  • CNC-machined 36" metal wheel sets
  • Kadee #58 couplers
  • Fully detailed body mounted draft box
  • Numerous hand-applied details, including: separately applied air hoses and grab irons!
  • Separately applied door tracks and door bars!
  • Wire coupler cut levers
  • Drop down brake rigging, bell crank, brake appliances and brake rods!

Model Information

Scale: HO Scale
Product Line: Platinum Series
Product Type: PC&F Beer Car
Railroad: Manufacturers Railway Co.
Coupler Type: Kadee #58
Truck Type: ExactRail’s 100-Ton ASF 'Ride Control' Trucks
Wheels: CNC-Machined 36" wheels

Estimated ship date - March/April 2023

Pre-Order - Do not combine with in-stock items or other pre-orders. 

Full amount will be charged when pre-order is placed

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SKU Road Number Price Qty
EP-80515-1 2501 $ 54.99 In Stock
EP-80515-2 2519 $ 54.99 In Stock
EP-80515-3 2548 $ 54.99 In Stock
EP-80515-4 2563 $ 54.99 In Stock
EP-80515-5 2584 $ 54.99 In Stock
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