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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot Steel

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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot Steel
Name Boxcar, Steel
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 50 Foot Steel
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



History: During the transition era, the steel boxcar was everywhere! It came in different setups depending on the type of freight being transported. For instance, double-doors became practical for large/wide loads, end-doors useful for very large lading such as automobiles, and interior tie-down equipment was helpful in keeping sensitive products from being damaged in-transit. In 1954 the Santa Fe developed its "Shock Control" (and later "Super Shock Control") technology for new boxcars with upgraded suspension systems to further improve the ride-quality and reduce the chance of damaging freight.

In the 1960s, the flush, "plug" style sliding door was introduced as an option that provides a larger door to ease loading and unloading of certain commodities. The tight-fitting doors are better insulated and allow a car's interior to be maintained at a more even temperature.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot Steel
Item created by: gdm on 2019-11-14 07:17:57

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