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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Heavyweight - ACF Horse

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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Heavyweight - ACF Horse

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Name Passenger Car, Heavyweight, ACF Horse
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Heavyweight
Variety ACF Horse
Manufacturer American Car & Foundry (Details)
Era NA Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Source of Text Manufacturer
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Year(s) of Production 1920 - 1940

History: In the days of railroad-operated passenger trains mail and express shipments handled in baggage, RPO and express boxcars was big business. One of the more unique commodities hauled on passenger trains was horses. In the 1920s heavyweight horse cars were purchased by several lines to haul racehorses and other high-value equines. Features of these cars included end doors and three side baggage doors. Inside movable partitions could be arranged to fit the load. Thanks to their unique doors and partitions, later in their lives these cars also handled theatrical props, circus animals and autos and many lasted into the 1960s.

ACF Industries LLC originally known as The American Car and Foundry Company and was formed in 1899. In 1955 ACF Industries, Incorporated became the new name for The American Car and Foundry. Over the years railcar manufacturing and leasing were the major forces in ACF's economic growth and stability. ACF has weathered many changes and is still committed to the manufacture of new railcar and railcar parts and sub-assemblies. ACF Industries LLC became a successor to ACF Industries, Incorporated on May 1, 2003.

ACF Industries LLC is a leader in the manufacture and fabrication of specialty railcar parts and miscellaneous steel products. While the Company's primary purpose is to compliment the new car and repair car market, it also provides manufacturing support to other manufacturers of steel products.

ACF Industries LLC is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri and our manufacturing facility is located in Milton, Pennsylvania.

From the company website.

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Item created by: gdm on 2021-02-19 11:44:53

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