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Models of Algoma Central Equipment

I try to make this list as complete as possible, but I may have missed something. If you know of a product that matches an ACR prototype (remember, all passenger equipment is secondhand ownership) and it is not listed here, feel free to contact me.

Here it is: a list of models that match ACR prototypes, or can be made to with a minimum of alterations.
Locomotives are not included in this list, see the Diesel Locomotive page for suggestions on detailing.

If you are not as concerned with spot-on prototypical accuracy, this page has a list of models that are available in ACR colours, but are not necessarily accurate in terms of the car type, and possibly even have errors in the lettering itself. However, some of these models will allow you to get something that at least "looks close" if you do not want to do the work of detailing and painting.

Scale: (listed smallest to largest)
N - HO - O - S - G

Note: products marked with a * require some alterations to more accurately represent actual ACR cars. See the Equipment Guide for details. "OOP" in brackets marks an item that is no longer in production and may be difficult to obtain.

ACR # Car Type Service Dates Manufacturer Scale Decorated? Media Item # Manufacturer's Product
N Scale
1750-1756 FP9/FP7Au 1995- Microscale N Decal Decals
(multiple) Passenger cars 1974-1998/1999+ Highball Graphics N Decal PN-125 (Decals) - 1970s-80s silver scheme, plus dome car 'Spirit of Superior' (1999+) (Re-released ORO Decals set)
(multiple) Passenger cars 1994-2010 Highball Graphics N Decal PN-126 (Decals) - modern WC era scheme passenger equipment. Includes WC lettering for dome car "Algoma Country". (Re-released ORO Decals set)
76 Steam Generator 1952- Micro-Trains N No Plastic Troop Sleeper*
201-205
(303-306)
Baggage Car 1949-1995 Micro-Trains N No Plastic Troop Sleeper*
209-210
(300-301)
Baggage Car Union Station Products N No Plastic 7603 DRGW Baggage/mail car (laser cut styrene car sides).
211 (302) Baggage Car 1973- Con-Cor N No Plastic 85' streamlined baggage car
211 (302) Baggage Car 1973- Kato N No Plastic California Zephyr baggage car
211 (302) Baggage Car Union Station Products N No Plastic 9601-019 California Zephyr Baggage (laser cut styrene car sides).
307 Baggage Car 1983- Athabasca Shops N No Brass 5713 VIA - NSC Baggage 9674 (etched brass car sides)
308-309 Baggage Car 1983- Athabasca Shops N No Brass 5713 VIA - NSC Baggage 9600-9604 (etched brass car sides)
440 Coach 1974-1988 Union Station Products N No Plastic 2866 Central of Georgia 660-663 (laser cut styrene car sides)
450-463 Coach, Articulated 1974-1988 Union Station Products N No Plastic 7423-R Southern Pacific articulated coach, smooth-side rebuild (laser cut styrene car sides)
505 Diner 1973- Kato N No Plastic Smoothside diner
505 Diner 1973- American Model Builders N No Brass 5008 UP 4800-series diner (brass car sides)
506 Diner 1998- Kato N No Plastic Corrugated streamline diner
5441-5653 Coach 1992- Athabasca Shops N No Brass 5702 VIA - CCF 72/76 Seat Coach 5437-5654 (etched brass car sides)
5441-5653 Coach 1992- Rapido Trains N No Plastic Lightweight Coach
Canyon View Observation/Private 1974-1985 Union Station Products N No Plastic 9636-023 NYC 5 bedroom buffet/lounge/observation (laser cut styrene car sides).
Algoma Country Dome Observation-Coach 1997- Brass Car Sides N No Brass 173-536 UP ACF Dome-Observation 9000-14 (overlay for Kato smooth-side dome)
Spirit of Superior Dome Coach 1998- Con-Cor N No Plastic 85' Budd streamlined dome
601-875
951-955
3501-3850
52'6" Gondola

48'6" Gondola
1958-

1948-1984
C-D-S Lettering N Dry Transfer N-39 Dry transfers
1401-1489 Woodchip Gondola 1974- C-D-S Lettering N Dry Transfer N-587 Dry transfers
2901 Boxcar (steel) 1962- C-D-S Lettering N Dry Transfers N-103 Dry transfers
3100-3199 Boxcar (wood) 1928-1973 C-D-S Lettering N Dry Transfers N-401 Dry transfers
9501-9520 Caboose (plywood) 1948-1995 C-D-S Lettering N Dry Transfers N-397 Dry transfers
9501-9520
9601-9606
9607-9609
Caboose 1948-1995 Highball Graphics N Decal FN-306 Decals - former ORO Decals artwork.
9601-9606 Caboose (steel) 197?-1995 Athabasca Shops N No Brass 5101 CN Point Ste. Charles Caboose. Etched brass kit. Product #5101A is the kit fully assembled.
HO Scale
(multiple) Diesel Engines 1952-1995 Herald King HO Decal (OOP)
1750-1756 FP9/FP7Au 1995-2002 Microscale HO Decal
1750-1755 FP9 1995-2002 Rapido Trains HO Yes Plastic (Upcoming)
(multiple) Passenger cars 1952-1998 Black Cat Decals HO Decal ACRPASS Algoma Central Passenger cars (Decals) - covers the 1950s-60s maroon & grey and 1970s-80s silver schemes. Covers all car types. Screen printed.
(multiple) Passenger cars 1974-1998/1999+ Highball Graphics HO Decal P-125 (Decals) - 1970s-80s silver scheme, plus dome car 'Spirit of Superior' (1999+) (Re-released ORO Decals set)
(multiple) Passenger cars 1994-2010 Highball Graphics HO Decal P-126 (Decals) - modern WC era scheme passenger equipment. Includes WC lettering for dome car "Algoma Country". (Re-released ORO Decals set)
75,77 Steam Generator 1992- Rapido Trains HO Yes Plastic
76 Steam Generator 1952- CannonBall Car Shops HO No Plastic 9701 Troop Sleeper Kit* (OOP) Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
76 Steam Generator 1952- Walthers HO No Plastic 932-4150 Troop Sleeper* Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
201-205
(303-306)
Baggage Car 1949-1995 CannonBall Car Shops HO No Plastic 9701 Troop Sleeper Kit* (OOP) Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
201-205
(303-306)
Baggage Car 1949-1995 Walthers HO No Plastic 932-4150 Troop Sleeper* Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
209-210
(300-301)
Baggage Car Nickel Plate Car Co HO No Plastic P/S 7603 DRGW Baggage/RPO (etched brass car sides). Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
209-210
(300-301)
Baggage Car Union Station Products HO No Plastic 7603 DRGW Baggage/mail car (laser cut styrene car sides). Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
211 (302) Baggage Car Union Station Products HO No Plastic 9601-019 California Zephyr Baggage (laser cut styrene car sides). Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
211 (302) Baggage Car Broadway Limited HO No Plastic California Zephyr Baggage. Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
307 Baggage Car 1983- Athabasca Shops HO No Brass 1813 VIA - NSC Baggage 9674 (etched brass car sides)
307 Baggage Car 1983- Rapido Trains HO No Plastic
308-309 Baggage Car 1983- Athabasca Shops HO No Brass 1813 VIA - NSC Baggage 9600-9604 (etched brass car sides)
415-432 Coach 1971-1995 Norwest Models HO No Resin 110 CPR 2200-series coach. Resin kit. (OOP) Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
440 Coach 1974-1988 Union Station Products HO No Plastic 2866 Central of Georgia 660-663 (laser cut styrene car sides) Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
450-463 Coach, Articulated 1974-1988 Union Station Products HO No Plastic 7423-R Southern Pacific articulated coach, smooth-side rebuild (laser cut styrene car sides) Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
505 Diner 1973- Rivarossi HO No Plastic Smoothside lightweight diner (crude detail, but modelled after the same UP prototype diner)
505 Diner 1973- American Model Builders HO No Brass 1008 UP 4800-series diner (etched brass car sides)
505 Diner 1973- Walthers HO No Plastic 932-9541 UP 48-seat diner (#4800-4817)
5441-5653 Coach 1992- Athabasca Shops HO No Brass 1802 VIA - CCF 72/76 Seat Coach 5437-5654 (etched brass car sides)
5441-5653 Coach 1992- Brass Car Sides HO No Brass 173-39 CN/VIA Coach 5437-5654 (etched brass car sides)
5441-5653 Coach 1992- Rapido Trains HO Yes Plastic Lightweight Coach
Canyon View Observation/Private 1974-1985 Union Station Products HO No Plastic 9636-023 NYC 5 bedroom buffet/lounge/observation (laser cut styrene car sides). Use Black Cat ACRPASS for lettering.
Algoma Country Dome Coach 1997- Brass Car Sides HO No Brass 173-36 UP ACF Dome-Observation 9000-9014 (etched brass car sides)
Algoma Country Dome Coach 1997- Walthers HO No Plastic 932-9601 UP Observation-Dome-Lounge #9000-9014
Spirit of Superior Dome Coach 1998- Broadway Limited HO No Plastic California Zephyr Dome
Ore Hoppers c. 1900 Westerfield HO Decals Included Resin Resin kit for PSC ore hoppers which the ACR acquired in the very early 20th century. Algoma Central decals included.
601-875
951-955
3501-3850
52'6" Gondola
52'6" Gondola
48'6" Gondola
1958-
1958-
1948-1984
C-D-S Lettering HO Dry Transfer HO-39 Dry transfers
2400-2425
2426-2475
2476-2501
52'6" Bulkhead Flatcar 1975-
1980-
1994
Walthers HO Yes Plastic Canadian Bulkhead Flatcar. Exact match, available factory-painted in Algoma Central black (road numbers 2412, 2415, 2420, 2423), AC ex-BCIT (road numbers 2426, 2467, 2474) and NAFX (AC 2476-2494 is ex-NAFX, so can be easily modelled).
3501-3850 48'6" Gondola 1948-1984 Westerfield HO No Resin CN long gondola. Urethane resin kit. Use CDS HO-39 dry transfers for lettering.
ACIS 1401-1489 Woodchip Gondola 1974- C-D-S Lettering HO Dry Transfer HO-587 Dry transfers
2901 Boxcar (steel) 1962- Sylvan Scale Models HO No Resin HO-1092 GTW 1937 rebuilt boxcar. Resin kit. (OOP) Use CDS HO-103 for lettering.
2901 Boxcar (steel) 1962- C-D-S Lettering HO Dry Transfer HO-103 Dry transfers
3100-3199 Boxcar (wood) 1927-1970s C-D-S Lettering HO Dry Transfer HO-401 Dry transfers
3100-3199 Boxcar (wood) 1927-1970s Accurail HO No Plastic 40' outside-braced boxcar, wood doors and ends. Use CDS HO-401.
8200-8500 Hopper 1974-1997 Sylvan Scale Models HO Decal LH-26 Decals (OOP)
8200-8500 Hopper 1974-1997 Black Cat Decals HO Decal ACR8336 Decals
8200-8500 Hopper 1974-1997 Walthers HO Yes Plastic Ortner aggregate hopper. *Basic body style is accurate, but some details of the NSC clones differ from the original Ortner design. See equipment guide. Use Black Cat ACR8336 for fixing up lettering.
9501-9520 Caboose (plywood) 1948-1995 C-D-S Lettering HO Dry Transfer HO-397 Dry transfers
9501-9520
9601-9606
9607-9609
Caboose 1948-1995 Highball Graphics HO Decal F-306 Decals - former ORO Decals artwork.
9601-9606 Caboose (steel) 1976-1995 Sylvan Scale Models HO Decal LH-22 Decals (OOP)
9601-9606 Caboose (steel) 1976-1995 Sylvan Scale Models HO Includes Decals Resin HO-120 ACR Point Ste. Charles Caboose. Resin craftsman kit. Includes decals.
9601-9606 Caboose (steel) 1976-1995 Overland Models HO Yes Brass ACR Point Ste. Charles Caboose. Brass. Factory painted #9604, 9605 (original large logo), 9602, (1990s small logo)
9601-9606 Caboose (steel) 1976-1995 Athabasca Shops HO No Brass 1101 CN Point Ste. Charles Caboose. Brass kit. Product #1101A is the kit fully assembled but unpainted.
O Scale
601-875
951-955
3501-3850
52'6" Gondola
"
48'6" Gondola
1958-

1948-1984
C-D-S Lettering O Dry Transfer O-39 Dry transfers
1401-1489 Woodchip Gondola 1974- C-D-S Lettering O Dry Transfer O-587 Dry transfers
2901 Boxcar (steel) 1962- C-D-S Lettering O Dry Transfer O-103 Dry transfers
3100-3199 Boxcar (wood) 1928-1973 C-D-S Lettering O Dry Transfer O-401 Dry transfers
9501-9520 Caboose (plywood) 1948-1995 C-D-S Lettering O Dry Transfer O-397 Dry transfers
S Scale
1750-1756 FP9/FP7Au 1995- Des Plaines Hobbies S Decal Decals
601-875
951-955
3501-3850
52'6" Gondola

48'6" Gondola
1958-

1948-1984
C-D-S Lettering S Dry Transfer S-39 Dry transfers
1401-1489 Woodchip Gondola 1974- C-D-S Lettering S Dry Transfer S-587 Dry transfers
2901 Boxcar (steel) 1962- C-D-S Lettering S Dry Transfer S-103 Dry transfers
3100-3199 Boxcar (wood) 1928-1973 C-D-S Lettering S Dry Transfer S-401 Dry transfers
9501-9520 Caboose (plywood) 1948-1995 C-D-S Lettering S Dry Transfer S-397 Dry transfers
G Scale
601-875
951-955
3501-3850
52'6" Gondola

48'6" Gondola
1958-

1948-1984
C-D-S Lettering G Dry Transfer G-39 Dry transfers
2901 Boxcar (steel) 1962- C-D-S Lettering G Dry Transfer G-103 Dry transfers
9501-9520 Caboose (plywood) 1948-1995 C-D-S Lettering G Dry Transfer G-397 Dry transfers

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