Minnesota Dakota & Western 3049
|Description:||LU All Door Box Car|
MD&W 3049 is an “all-door” boxcar built for carrying lumber to market from the Pacific Northwest. It was designed with the car sides comprised of four huge doors, all of which could be opened for easy access to the interior of the car.
COMPARE ME WITH: IC 40285, a car built 32 years earlier with the same challenge in mind: better access to the car’s interior. The much older IC car has double-width doors capable of opening roughly one-third of the car’s interior for loading.
Builder: Thrall Car Mfg. Company
Year Built: 1971
Length: 60ft 9in
Width: 10ft 2in
Height: 15ft 1in
Weight: 81400 lbs
Trucks: American Steel Foundries RB
Description: All Door Box Car (Boise Cascade)
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational