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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - 40 Foot Steel 12 Panel

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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - 40 Foot Steel 12 Panel
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NameBoxcar, 40 Foot, Steel 12 Panel
RegionNorth America
CategoryRail
TypeRolling Stock (Freight)
SubTypeBoxcar
Variety40 Foot Steel 12 Panel
ManufacturerVarious (Details)
EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Year(s) of Production1939 - 1959



History: The earliest 40 foot boxcars with 6 foot doors and 12 panels were built in 1939 by Pressed Steel for D&RGW (series 68000-68399). From 1947 - 1949, there were similar cars built for the SP, T&NO, Santa Fe, EJ&E, SP&S and GN. GN later designed their own version of the 12 Panel car and produced them from 1948 to 1959 to replace the wood sheathed cars essentially used for grain service. GN produced 6,489 of these cars in a myriad of paint schemes. Some were used in passenger service as express boxcars. They were all designed and made at the GN St. Cloud shops.

The reason there was more panels was because there were more side posts. And the reason there were more side posts was that the side sheets were thinner. And the side sheets were thinner because they buyers wanted lighter weight cars.
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Item created by: gdm on 2018-06-26 16:33:21. Last edited by gdm on 2018-06-26 16:39:30

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