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Date: 02/22/21 21:49
Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: roustabout

I caught this odd boxcar in SP's Eugene Yard in 1977 and I have no other information on it.  You old heads came chime in if you wish.




Date: 02/22/21 22:12
Re: Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: Fiftyfooter

Thanks she is a beauty!



Date: 02/22/21 23:52
Re: Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: krm152

Very nice catch.  End-door boxcars were practically extinct in 1977.
Thanks for the posting.
ALLEN



Date: 02/23/21 05:48
Re: Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: EL-SD45-3632

Some railroads use them to haul autos.



Date: 02/23/21 06:57
Re: Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: bluesman

Nice! Looks like EssPee painted and likely re-trucked that box. I doubt it had much more of a life after your photo.



Date: 02/23/21 07:11
Re: Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: x6924w

First one I have seen that was a combo door box. Even has hydra cushion on it. Newer car with an old feature.



Date: 02/23/21 09:17
Re: Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: trackplanner

From Lee Gautreaux's Railgoat site:

These 50'-6" box cars were built by AC&F in 1962 and featured a combination of 8'-0" Youngstown sliding and plug doors, Hydra-Cushion underframes, Car Pac loaders and 4644 ft3 capacity. Several cars (SP 663053, 663057, 663058 , 663083 & 663087) were known to have been equipped with end doors. This is 663087.

SSW had a hundred cars too. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 19:56 by trackplanner.



Date: 02/23/21 11:01
Re: Another one for FiftyFooter
Author: PHall

SP B70-16 class. 663000 - 663099  100 cars. Built 9/62 by AC&F. AAR Type XM. National C-1 trucks.
Per Southern Pacific Freight Cars Vol 4 by Anthony W. Thompson



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