Freight Equipment

Boxcar – PRR 51121

Boxcar – PRR 51121 Previous Next Since the US railroads frequently handed off freight cars between each other (the railroad term is “interchange”), it was advantageous to standardize design of cars between the numerous different railroads and companies who owned them. Standardization avoided compatibility issues such as one railroad’s cars not fitting through another one’s …

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Experimental Flat Car – RI 95650

Experimental Flat Car – RI 95650 Previous Next The 15 years following World War II brought sweeping innovation to the American railroad industry. Steam locomotives were replaced by diesel-electric power, dramatically changing railroad operations and maintenance practices. Railroads made major investments in passenger trains, trying one last time to win business away from automobiles and …

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