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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Flatcar - 68 Foot, 150-ton, 6-axle M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks

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Name Flatcar, 68 Foot, DODX Heavy-Duty
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Flatcar
Variety 68 Foot, 150-ton, 6-axle
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Year(s) of Production 1981



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History: The DODX Heavy-Duty flat cars are 68’ 150-ton flats, with two 3 axle "buckeye" trucks, built for the Department of Defense (DoD). These will hold two M1 Abrams or two M60.
There were four builders that produced this car:
- DODX 40000-40099 (FGE)
- DODX 40100-40299 (Thrall)
- DODX 40300-40549 (Ortner)
- DODX 40550-40599 (USRE)
Vehicles are secured to the flat with heavy duty tie-down chains.
Blocks of DODX cars usually move long distances mixed into regular manifest freight trains, however, unit trains of armor are not unusual. Armor is moved by rail between bases and practice ranges, or to ports of embarkation.

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: Alain LM on 2018-09-02 12:25:30. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-09-02 12:44:43

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