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A boxcar is a North American railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry freight. ... This was more common in earlier days; it was susceptible to losing much loading during the journey...

RAILforum: How Much does a boxcar weigh?


My friend and I scrap metal on the side and came across a very old boxcar...Old enought to have wooden sides...I cant even begin to guess ...

UP: Boxcars


Boxcars are generally used for loads which must be protected from the weather. They may be ... Gross Weight on Rail, Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.

Weight | National Model Railroad Association


Dec 3, 2014 ... For many years (and still today) there have been great differences in the weight of ... Right out of the box, car weight will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer ... What it will do is to make it harder to pull your train up grade.

Boxcar Facts - Holocaust Museum and Education Center of ...


The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida's boxcar was acquired in Austria in ... o What is in the boxcar and how much of it (quantity/ weight) ... Q. What was the average length of time someone spent in a boxcar?

Railroad Equipment - CSX.com


The CSX 50' standard boxcar fleet can carry from 70 to 100 tons. Our cars .... Various cubic footage and weight capacities up to 110 tons are available. ... Open coil cars carry coiled product that does not require protection from the elements.

How much extra weight does a refrigeration unit add to a boxcar ...


Those extra motors will add a lot more maintenance costs and train .... The OP asked how much does a Reefer Unit add to the tare weight of a boxcar? When I ...

Rails/Railroad: Box Car vs. Trailer Truck Capacity, volume railroad ...


Feb 5, 2010 ... Question Will a Trailer Truck carry the same amount of Cargo that a Boxcar Can. ... empty weight: varies, but assume and average 32,000 lbs

Homes Made From Old Cabooses - The Greenest Dollar


Feb 16, 2009 ... (Important aside: The Boxcar Children were some of my favorite books ... The bigger question should be, how much does it cost to move these things? After all, most of these cabooses and rail cars weigh 25+ tons each. So, it's ...

How does one freight engine pull 100+ train cars that weight more ...


Sep 3, 2013 ... Do they have to pay close attention to the weight of the carts if they know it has ..... This is how much force, applied parallel to the track, the engine can provide. ... As a modern box car maxes out at around 100 tons of carrying ...

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BNSF RAILWAY BOX CAR 50 FT. 286 GRL BNSF 728400-728999


BOX CAR 50 FT. 286 GRL. BNSF 728400-728999. GENERAL CAR INFO ... 11% Light Weight. 74,000 lb Horiz Center Plate Liner. Mn Stl Lading Anchors.

RAILROAD.NET • View topic - Wieght of an empty boxcar


The empty weight of a box car is stencilled on the side along with the capacity. An empty steel boxcar would weigh about 30 tons. I'm not sure ...

How much does a freight train weigh?? | Yahoo Answers


I'm sure it varries. Does anyone have a ballpark figure?