The new freight car designed by C&O/B&O is designed to win more tinplate and aluminum sheet traffic. This traffic had been shifting to the highway mode because shippers felt that rail shipment involved too much damage and too high load preparation costs. The doors for the Canstock Car are considerably off center and provide a twelve and one half foot opening to facilitate loading. There are four heavy duty movable bulkheads. A translucent fibreglass roof panel permits light to enter the car, and a stripe painted down the center of the floor guides fork lift truck operators in loading the car. Side posts are used to vent the car to avoid moisture buildup. The 50 foot car is adequate for the high density metal coils and avoids the wasted length that would exist with a longer car.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-3-27

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM