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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 60 Foot Auto Parts
Name Boxcar, 60 Foot, Auto Parts
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 60 Foot Auto Parts
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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History: In the early 1960s, the auto industry, looking for better and more efficient ways of shipping parts to assembly plants, worked with railroads and car builders to develop specialized freight cars. The primary requirement was the ability to handle a variety of different parts without the use of custom-built interior fixtures and racks. The 60 foot cars were for higher density items such as engines, transmissions and castings. Their big brothers, the 86 footers handled lower-density automotive components such as stamped parts.

Various manufacturers built these cars including ACF, NSC and Pullman. National Steel Car's 103-ton, 60-foot, 9-inch box car is equipped with rub rails and interior lading securement; double 8-foot plug doors that are 12-feet, 9-inches high, have a 16-foot clear opening, 60,000 pound nailable steel floor and 15-inch end of car cushioning. NSC box cars are available with a variety of options and can be tailored to suit specific shipping needs.

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.


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Item created by: gdm on 2018-02-15 13:13:52. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-15 13:16:07

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