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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot M-53 Wagontop

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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 50 Foot M-53 Wagontop

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Name Boxcar, 50 Foot, M53 Wagontop
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 50 Foot M-53 Wagontop
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era NA Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Source of Text American-Rails
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History: The Baltimore & Ohio's classic wagontop was a custom design the railroad manufactured itself during the height of the depression in the 1930s to not only reduce expenses but also increase the car's strength in the way it was manufactured (by using a "U"-shaped design). In an era when the major design elements of the 40' box car seem to have been well standardized, the Baltimore and Ohio employed an innovative design in which the roof and sides were constructed from single panels of cooper-bearing steel. The quality of this steel and the seamless roof design protected lading from roof leaks and made these cars battleships on the rails. Some of these cars remained on the rails up to the early eighties.

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Item created by: gdm on 2021-09-27 11:39:47. Last edited by gdm on 2021-09-27 11:44:11

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