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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Stock Car - 40 Foot, Steel
Name Stock Car, 40 Foot, Steel
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Stock Car
Variety 40 Foot, Steel
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



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History: Alonzo Mather, a Chicago clothing merchant who founded the Mather Stock Car Company, designed a new stock car in 1880 that was among the first to include amenities for feeding and watering the animals while en route. Mather was awarded a gold medal in 1883 by the American Humane Association for the humane treatment afforded to animals in his stock cars. Minneapolis' Henry C. Hicks patented a convertible boxcar/stock car in 1881, which was improved in 1890 with features that included a removable double deck. George D. Burton of Boston introduced his version of the humane stock car in 1882, which was placed into service the following year. The Burton Stock Car Company's design provided sufficient space so as to allow the animals to lie down in transit on a bed of straw.

Steel stock cars were in general use after the Second World War when steel became readily available.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-09-18 12:30:05

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