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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Difco Dump
Name Gondola, Difco Dump
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Gondola
Variety Difco Dump
Manufacturer Differential Car Company (Difco) (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)



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History: These very distinctive cars are the railroad equivalent of a dump truck. Designed to carry up to 100 tons, they are fitted with large pneumatic cylinders and side doors, and can dump to the left or right of the tracks. While used primarily in work train service for dumping ballast, fill and rip rap, they can also be used in revenue service to carry sand, gravel, cinders, coal, limestone and other loose bulk materials used in industry.



Railroad/Company: The Differential Car Company was founded in 1915. The company was located in Findlay, Ohio. They specialized in dumping equipment for both road and rail.

Their rail equipment included the Dump Car, the Larry Car and an axle-less mining locomotive. The mining locomotive was capable of operating on 25 foot radius curves.

Difco was acquired by Trinity Industries in 1966.



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Item created by: gdm on 2018-05-30 07:40:16. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-30 11:52:46

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