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Freight Cars

Mt. Vernon 1929 Illinois Central 40285
Mt. Vernon 1929
Illinois Central 40285
Description:XM Wood Box Car

Equipment Information

IC 40285 is a standard boxcar built with double-width doors for easier loading. It is a “single-sheathed” car, built with exposed structural members and only a single layer of siding. It is a rare example of a boxcar built by the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Builder: Mt. Vernon Car Mfg.
Year Built: 1929
Length: 54ft 6in
Width: 8ft 10in
Height: 14ft 2in
Weight: 57100 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: American Steel Foundries
Description: Wood Box Car
Arrived: ????
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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