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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Thrall 2743
Name Gondola, 52 Foot, Thrall 2743
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Gondola
Variety Thrall 2743
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)



History: Introduced by Thrall Car Manufacturing Co., in 1995, with its new interior height of 5' 6" (i.e., a 6" increase in height over the previous standard), the firm's contemporary design for a 52' 6" length 2743 cubic foot capacity gondola car took advantage of a (then) newly allowed increase in Gross Rail Loading (GRL) of 286,000 lbs, which was up from the previous limit of 263,000 lbs.

Acquired by Trinity Industries (now TrinityRail) in 2001, from 1995 to 1999, Thrall produced over 6,700 of the 2743 gondolas.

The manufacture of the 2743 design was resumed by Trinity in 2005.

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 2018-03-05 16:23:08. Last edited by gdm on 2019-04-18 20:28:24

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