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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 30 Foot, Narrow Gauge

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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 30 Foot, Narrow Gauge at the Gunnison Pioneer Museum

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Name Boxcar, 30 Foot, Narrow Gauge
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 30 Foot, Narrow Gauge
Manufacturer American Car & Foundry (Details)
Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Source of Text Miscellaneous
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1904-1926



History: A class of 750 boxcars, 30ft long and with a capacity of 25 tons, has been delivered to the D&RG by the American Car & Foundry in 1904; they were numbered from 3000 to 3749. In 1926, these boxcars were extensively rebuilt, keeping only a few iron parts from the original boxcars, but the new cars retained the same numbers. A large part of these boxcars remained in revenue service until the end of freight operations on the Rio Grande narrow gauge in 1968. Many boxcars of this class have been preserved today, including 45 on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, about twenty in their original condititon on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (plus 22 other converted to passenger cars), 9 at the Georgetown Loop Railroad and another 4 at the Colorado Railroad Museum. All the Rio Grande boxcars were completely made of wood (body and frame), except for numbers 3000-3749 which received a steel roof during their 1926 rebuilding.

Railroad/Company:
ACF Industries LLC originally known as The American Car and Foundry Company and was formed in 1899. In 1955 ACF Industries, Incorporated became the new name for The American Car and Foundry. Over the years railcar manufacturing and leasing were the major forces in ACF's economic growth and stability. ACF has weathered many changes and is still committed to the manufacture of new railcar and railcar parts and sub-assemblies. ACF Industries LLC became a successor to ACF Industries, Incorporated on May 1, 2003.

ACF Industries LLC is a leader in the manufacture and fabrication of specialty railcar parts and miscellaneous steel products. While the Company's primary purpose is to compliment the new car and repair car market, it also provides manufacturing support to other manufacturers of steel products.

ACF Industries LLC is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri and our manufacturing facility is located in Milton, Pennsylvania.

From the company website.


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Item created by: Alain LM on 2020-06-27 05:16:57. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-06-27 05:54:50

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