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


Charlie Vlk
 

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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.

Charlie Vlk

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Vlk
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Also to facilitate the use of forklift trucks.

Charlie Vlk

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
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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.

 

 

Ben Hom

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