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History: The 5800 cubic foot covered hopper was introduced in the early Seventies for transporting bulk plastic pellets and the 5748 is specialized for grain. Since 1972 ACF has built nearly 15,000 cars of this family. Most of these were acquired by private companies including leasing companies, chemical companies, oil companies, and plastics companies.
Both types evolved from the earlier 5701 which was used for transporting grain and bulk plastic pellets. The 5800 was specialized for plastics whereas the 5748, also evolved from the 5701, has somewhat different internals specialized for grain loading and unloading.
ACF Industries LLC is a leader in the manufacture and fabrication of specialty railcar parts and miscellaneous steel products. While the Company's primary purpose is to compliment the new car and repair car market, it also provides manufacturing support to other manufacturers of steel products.
ACF Industries LLC is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri and our manufacturing facility is located in Milton, Pennsylvania.
From the company website.
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Item created by: gdm on 2018-02-22 00:31:24. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-22 00:36:33
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