Freight Cars

AC&F 1910 Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 44043
AC&F 1910
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 44043
Description:XM Wood Box Car BX-W

Equipment Information

Santa Fe 44043 is a class Bx-W standard boxcar built for general freight service over the AT&SF system. It is a “double sheathed” car, built with its major structural members concealed beneath tongue-and-groove wooden siding. It is the oldest wooden boxcar preserved at IRM.

COMPARE ME WITH: Soo Line 33096, a boxcar built for similar service just three years later. The Soo Line car is of a much more modern design, built with a steel girder underframe for better structural strength and exposed bracing to reduce weight.

Builder: American Car & Foundry
Year built: 1910
Length: 39ft 8in
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 13ft 8in
Weight: ??
Brakes: KC
Trucks: Andrews 538
Description: Wood Boxcar / Class Bx-W
Arrived: 2001
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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