Re: NYSW Boxcar 9402 With Plug Door

Tom Vanwormer

A large number of the wooden box cars of both the ATSF and Colorado Midland in the mid 1880s were equipped with  Wagner Door which were "plug doors" when viewed from the current type of self sealing doors.

Tom VanWormer
Monument CO

thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] wrote:


I came across this photo on Flickr:


Caption: "Old wooden boxcar stored at the small yard in Butler NJ. This photo is from August 1988."


I noticed this wood sheathed boxcar has a plug door. Were plug doors commonly applied to older wood sheathed boxcars? I assume plug doors were applied during a rebuilding of this car.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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