Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 264070
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Rock Island 264070 was built for the purpose of transporting automobiles. Similar to a standard boxcar, it is fitted with much wider side doors and full-width doors at one end for easier loading of automobiles. It is a “single-sheathed” car, built with exposed structural members and only a single layer of siding.
COMPARE ME WITH: Chicago & Alton 39167, an earlier style of automobile car built six years earlier. The C&A car is five feet shorter in length and lacks the end doors of Rock Island 264070.
Builder: Standard Steel
Year Built: 1930
Width: 10ft 9in
Height: 14ft 8in
Weight: 60200 lbs
Description: Wood Single Sheathed Automobile Car
Condition: Complete / restored / operational