Department of Transportation (DOTX) 503
|Description:||XM Steel Box Car PS-1|
DOTX 503 is the 1,000,000th boxcar built by Pullman-Standard and its predecessor companies. When new it received an elaborate paint scheme from Pullman celebrating the milestone. It is a development of the PS-1 all-steel boxcar and features “waffle” sides for added strength.
COMPARE ME WITH: CGW 5643, an early and typical example of the PS-1 boxcar built 22 years earlier. Though built for the same purpose, car 503 is 10’ longer and has 50% higher capacity than the older CGW boxcar.
Year Built: 1979
Length: 55ft 6in
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 15ft 4in
Weight: 64750 lbs
Trucks: Barber S-2
Description: Steel Box Car PS-1 (ex PLCX 31)
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational