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Date: 09/16/20 04:40
Unusual riveted boxcar at Mineola, Texas
Author: WrongWayMurphy

A friend spotted this car on a train on the ex T&P east of Dallas.

I could not find anything on it based on reporting mark.CKIX.

Anyone have info on this car?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/20 04:40 by WrongWayMurphy.






Date: 09/16/20 05:38
Re: Unusual riveted boxcar at Mineola, Texas
Author: scraphauler

CK Indsutries (leasing company)   Built new as MRS 2117.  Rebuilt and roof raised by NS, becoming NS 443030.  From NS it became SLGG 14030, then DMM 14030, now CKIX 14030



Date: 09/16/20 05:44
Re: Unusual riveted boxcar at Mineola, Texas
Author: SPDRGWfan

The first boxcar looks like a former PC&F 61' "beer" RBL boxcar that has been modified by raising the roof.



Date: 09/16/20 10:33
Re: Unusual riveted boxcar at Mineola, Texas
Author: Notch7

The CKIX car is most likely from a series of cars rebuilt by NS at the old SOU Hayne Shop in Spartanburg SC .  They were rebuilt to Coors specifications for shipments from Coors in Golden CO to Pineville NC for final distribution.  Coors specifications required heavier insulation and a correct interior size to eliminate voids with their palletized loads.  NS got some publicity for rebuilding these cars.  The service was good.  I hauled these cars daily, and we often had about 20 each day.  Ultimately Coors acquired an eastern warehouse of their own, and the public warehouse in Pineville lost the contract.  This was probably the last big rebuild project Hayne Shop did before closing.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/20 10:35 by Notch7.



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