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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 60 Foot Greenville Auto Parts

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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 60 Foot Greenville Auto Parts Conrail 219088 is seen at Horseshoe Curve, PA. Car is ex PC 219088/NYC 53088.

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Name Boxcar, 60 Foot, Greenville, Auto Parts
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 60 Foot Greenville Auto Parts
Manufacturer Greenville Steel Car Company (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Year(s) of Production 1960s

History: In the early 1960s, the auto industry, looking for better and more efficient ways of shipping parts to assembly plants, worked with railroads and car builders to develop specialized freight cars. The primary requirement was the ability to handle a variety of different parts without the use of custom-built interior fixtures and racks. The 60 foot cars were for higher density items such as engines, transmissions and castings. Their big brothers, the 86 footers handled lower-density automotive components such as stamped parts.

Greenville built several of these cars for the New York Central and other North-Eastern railroads.

Greenville Steel Car Company (GSC) founded in 1916 in Greenville, PA. Acquired by Trinity Industries in 1986. Trinity eventually closed the Greenville plant in 2000.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-02-16 12:22:13. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-02-16 12:36:30

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