Re: AAR 40' Boxcar Door Widths

Shawn Beckert

Dave, that helps a lot. I'd say I need to obtain a lot
more cars with 6' doors for a railroad of the 1950's!



-----Original Message-----
From: Dave & Libby Nelson [mailto:muskoka@...]
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 2:10 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] AAR 40' Boxcar Door Widths

-----Original Message-----
Would the 6' doors be more prevalent, or were all three
door widths bought in roughly the same numbers?
Shawn, I cannot say for the post war cars (as build dates are not in the
and my other reference sources are far from complete) but using the Apr 1950
ORER and selecting for all-steel boxcars with an interior height of 10' 6"
an interior length of 40' (which should approximate the post war population
some great degree) there were ~210000 boxcars w/6' doors, ~11400 with 7'
doors, and ~8600 w/ 8' doors (and about the same for 12' doors).

Hope that helps.

Dave Nelson

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