The first order of PC&F 6033 boxcars went to the Southern Pacific in 1966, and the Union Pacific, Western Pacific, St. Louis Southwestern, and Southern Pacific railroads received new and additional lots in 1967. In the early service years, PC&F 6033 was primarily employed in appliance and paper-loading assignments. Now operating for privates, many of these cars are still in service today--some of which continue in patched SP/SSW and Alaska Railway paint schemes.
The ExactRail PC&F 6033 features the classic, double-sheathed construction, 3/3/3/1 dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel, overhanging roof, and single 10’-6” YSD sliding doors and Hydra-Cushion underbody detailing of the prototype. ExactRail also accurately matches the 70-ton Barber S-2 trucks or ASF Ride Control trucks of the prototypes.
In the mid 1990s, Alaska Railway received 50 PC&F 6033 boxcars, and these were painted in Alaska’s striking blue and yellow paint scheme. ARR cars were frequently photographed in Canada and throughout the Pacific Northwest. ExactRail’s model has exceptionally accurate lettering fonts and colors.