Freight Cars

Pennsylvania 1929 Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 60394
Pennsylvania 1929
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 60394
Description:SM Wood Stock Car

Equipment Information

Santa Fe 60394 is a stock car, a ventilated car designed for carrying livestock like cattle, sheep, or pigs from rural areas to stockyard and slaughterhouse complexes in large cities. It is one of very few standard-gauge stock cars still in existence and was the very last active stock car on the Santa Fe roster. In the early 20th century, thousands of cars like this one were used to bring livestock to the Chicago Stockyards and other meatpacking facilities across the country for slaughtering.

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 60394 Details

Builder: Pennsylvania Car Company
Year Built: 1929
Length: 41ft 1in
Width: 9ft 8in
Height: 13ft 3in
Weight: 41700 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: American Steel Foundries
Description: Wood Stock Car / Class SK-T
Arrived: 1975
Condition: Complete / restored / not operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #178

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Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 60394 Ownership History

1929-1975 – Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe #60394
1975-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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