Re: What is the reason for an offset door arrangement on some boxcars?
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Scratch that answer….my answer applies to double doors and very wide singles, not offset doors per se. Some single door cars had offset doors as well, likely to accommodate threading long items into the car.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Vlk
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What is the reason for an offset door arrangement on some boxcars?
Also to facilitate the use of forklift trucks.
David Payne asked:
"A friend asked the subject question and rather than speculate, I thought I'd ask here."
Assuming the question concerns double door boxcars, it's to facilitate getting a long load into the car.