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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot Steel, Double Door

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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot Steel, Double Door
Name Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Double Door
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 50 Foot Steel, Double Door
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)



History: The 50-foot boxcar made its first appearance in the 1930s and steadily grew in popularity over the years, which further improved redundancies by allowing for even more space within a given car. Today, the 50-footer remains the common boxcar size. After the second world war ended, and steel became once again readily available, steel became the go-to choice for construction of boxcars. Pullman Standard and ACF were some of the most prolific builders of these cars.

Double Doors were frequently an option for most of the major North American railcar manufacturers in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. These cars were slightly more expensive to produce and maintain, but for many applications allowed faster loading and unloading times.

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.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot Steel, Double Door
Item created by: gdm on 2019-06-19 08:47:28. Last edited by gdm on 2019-06-19 08:48:43

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