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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Evans 48 Foot Coil Steel, 100-Ton

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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Evans  48 Foot Coil Steel, 100-Ton
Name Gondola,Evans 48 Foot, Coil Steel, 100-Ton
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Gondola
Variety Evans 48 Foot Coil Steel, 100-Ton
Manufacturer Evans Products (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text Wikipedia
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History: Coil cars (also referred to as "steel coil cars" or "coil steel cars") are a specialized type of rolling stock designed for the transport of coils (i.e., rolls) of sheet metal, particularly steel. They are considered a subtype of the gondola car, though they bear little resemblance to a typical gondola. rior to the invention of this type, coils of sheet steel were carried on end or in cradles in open or covered gondolas. Load shifting, damage, and awkward loading and unloading were all problems, and since so much sheet steel is transported, a specialized car was designed for this use. From Wikipedia In the early Sixties, Evans Products saw a need for specialized cars to transport coiled steel. The existing cars at the time were often 70-ton specially equipped mill gondolas. The new commodity-specific coil-steel car were built with a 100-ton capacity using a trough frame and body. The early designs were refined during the 1960s and eventually Evans adopted a 48-foot length as standard. Production lasted well into the 1970s. (Source:Atlas Model Railroad Company)

Railroad/Company:
Founded as U.S. Railway Equipment, or U.S. Railway Manufacturing, the name was changed to Evans Railcar Manufacturing in 1964. Evans Products Freight Cars built in the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's were plentiful in the 1990's and many EP Freight Cars are still around. SIECO became one of their subsidiaries. Evans was purchased by GE Transportation sometime in the 1980s and transformed into a maintenance division.

Item created by: scottakoltz on 2018-12-12 09:43:50

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