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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Container Car - Articulated Well, MAXI-III
Name Container Car, Articulated Well, Maxi-III
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Container Car
Variety Articulated Well, MAXI-III
Manufacturer Gunderson (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)


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History: Like its cousin, the Gunderson MAXI-IV, the MAXI-III is a multi-unit well car designed to carry two stacked intermodal shipping containers. While its base well is 40', it can accept larger containers such as 45', 48' and even 53' in the top position, making the car a versatile addition to a railroad's intermodal services. The MAXI-III is a five-unit well car, unlike its 53' cousin, giving each car a greater capacity even though the individual wells are a smaller size.

Railroad/Company:
Gunderson traces its roots to 1919 when Chet Gunderson opened Wire Wheel Sales and Service Company of Portland, Oregon. His brother, Al Gunderson joined in 1923 and shortly thereafter Gunderson Brothers was born. They became a leading steel fabricator and manufactured thousands of vital ship components during World War II. They also built lifeboats and life rafts: 3,600 by 1945.

Peace-time barges began in 1949 and the first order of railcar underframes came in 1958. In 1985, The Greenbrier Companies acquired the former Gunderson Brothers operations from FMC Corporation and restored the Gunderson name to the Portland waterfront. Since that time, Gunderson has established itself as a leader in engineering and manufacturing railcars and marine barges.

As of 2018, Greenbrier's Gunderson division is one of the largest producers of intermodal railcars.


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Item created by: Powderman on 2018-09-29 15:34:48

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