Re: What is the reason for an offset door arrangement on some boxcars?


A (very unusual) example of staggered doors on a single-door car is the W&LE 27000 series (staggered 7' doors on a 40' single-sheathed boxcar). I assume the reason is the same one Ben cites: to get long loads into the car.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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