YourToyTrains has just loaded this Bachmann HO Scale Box Car: CP Rail Silver Series 50' Plug Door Box Car (BAC18027) Pictured Below $18.95. If you model the period 1968-1996, this beautiful green box car will make a great addition to your HO Layout. For years I remember seeing the "CP Rail" (Multimark) logo which I thought looked very cool. Canadian Pacific still has some freight cars not yet repainted in their new logo.
However beautiful this freight car is, it brings back a sad memory. In the 1960s-1970s being a "railroad" was so anathema on Wall Street railroads were busily renaming themselves which such clever monikers as "North West Industries" or "Santa Fe Industries". Investment capital was also being redirected to businesses with higher returns on the investment. Rail earnings and high return were an oxymoron.
Fast forward to 2015. There are few Class I railroads now. Five in the United States and two in Canada. But every one of them is proud to call themselves a "RAILROAD", and Wall Street likes the sound of "railroad" (that is, money$$$$), just fine!
For us rail fans, there is a lot to be happy about!