Re: 50' w/6' door

Benjamin Hom

Clark Propst wrote:
"Several heartland railroads bought 50’ box cars with 6’ doors. I picked up a Rib Side Cars kit at a train show yesterday. I’m curious to know their intended use."

Basically big 40 ft boxcars.  The 6 ft door opening makes them suited for existing grain doors, which would be attractive to the granger roads.  Of course, wider door openings were becoming more attractive for general service, especially with the wider use of forktrucks.

Ben Hom  

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