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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot
Name Boxcar, 50 Foot, Grain Loading
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 50 Foot
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)


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History: Grain-Loading boxcars were variations on standardized boxcars built with specialized doors. Grain doors were the term used for the wooden, or in later years cardboard inserts mounted inside the regular doors to keep the grain from spilling out when the main door was opened. These allowed any suitable car to be used in grain service.

These cars were typically rebuilt from older cars and modified such that the door was boarded up from the inside and the grain was blown in over the top of the boards. These cars were all made obsolete by the appearance of specialized covered hoppers in the 1980s. At this point some of these cars were adapted for MOW service.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot
Item created by: gdm on 2018-02-01 09:02:20. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-01 09:41:38

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