Re: Strike Photos/SOO double door 50' Boxcar (1938)

Norm Buckhart

the car was designed for loading of large newsprint rolls by forklift - the centered doors allowed for more rolls.  This was also was the reasoning for the CGW centered doors 50’ boxcars.  Norm Buckhart

On Jan 6, 2022, at 11:33 AM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

Hello everyone-
SOO 175154 caught my attention. A nominal 10'0" IH box car at 50' length is special. What is amazing is the car appears to be atypical in that the double doors are exactly centered along the car side (notice 5 panels on both the L & R, not staggered as 90+% of all box cars are).
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

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