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Date: 05/20/20 17:45
A few from Berea Ohio today-old boxcars and NS 8025 MGA
Author: WLE2679

 We haven't taken any train photos since late Feb, so my dad and I went to Berea for a bit today.   CSX was closed down at the time for trackwork. 

An empty work-rail train heads west with an SD60E and some older boxcars. 

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Date: 05/20/20 17:53
Re: A few from Berea Ohio today-old boxcars and NS 8025 MGA
Author: WLE2679

Not sure if this is a 40 footer?    206 sneaks up on us. 

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Date: 05/20/20 17:58
Re: A few from Berea Ohio today-old boxcars and NS 8025 MGA
Author: WLE2679

Mike








Date: 05/20/20 21:04
Re: A few from Berea Ohio today-old boxcars and NS 8025 MGA
Author: Espee2019

For box cars produced over a fairly long period, it was pretty safe with a view angle like this to count the roof panels in profile-- 12 on this one (40') vs. 15 for a 50'
WLE2679 Wrote:
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> Not sure if this is a 40 footer?    206 sneaks
> up on us. 
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Date: 05/21/20 07:47
Re: A few from Berea Ohio today-old boxcars and NS 8025 MGA
Author: bluesboyst

Why did they do away with 40 footers?  Couldn't they be useful for smaller loads to a consignee?



Date: 05/21/20 09:08
Re: A few from Berea Ohio today-old boxcars and NS 8025 MGA
Author: djd83

bluesboyst Wrote:
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> Why did they do away with 40 footers?  Couldn't
> they be useful for smaller loads to a consignee?

Technically yes, but:

1. Railroads are trying to do away with these small customers.
2. The continual cost of running a 40ft box vs. a 50/60ft box is negligible. Might as well go with the more useful bigger box. 
3. These customers are likely better served by truck/intermodal. 



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