2015年02月10日

D&RGW Cookie Box, 40' boxcar

D&RGW 60057, Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, BLT 1-53/BHM7-55
Insulated Cookie Box, Bakery Goods, "Return Empty to Denver, Colo."
Athearn/Bev-Bel 40' slide-door boxcar stock#509-1, reworked by the author

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In 1939-1940, 2,400 box cars for D&RGW were manufactured by Standard Pressed Steel. These featured 12-panel sides. In 1954-1961 77 of them were rebuilt at the railroad shop for product shipment from Keebler Denver factory (Wikipedia English), and were displayed "Insulated Cookie Box Bakery Goods" on silver or white sides. Although "INSULATED" was written, they equipped with sliding-doors, not plug-doors. Trainorders.com, MR forum

Below monochrome photos are quotations from the page 106 of Car Builders' Cyclopedia 1957. Notice that the inside length is 40 ft. 0 in., not 40 ft. 6 in., and that the car has flat ceiling and AAR mechanical designation type "XI".

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CBC1957p106b.jpgInterior view of Denver & Rio Grande Western 50-ton all-steel insulated box car shown above. Sides and ceiling are one-quarter inch fir plywood, door lining is one-half inch, floors are three-quarter inch plastinail[1], and car ends are conventional tongue-and-groove.

[1]"PLASTINAIL" is Dry Magnesia Cement for Floors and Walls. (Trademarkia.com)

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