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DRGW Box Cars 1887 - 1959


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Photo by Kent Charles
A boxcar is a railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry freight. The boxcar, is probably the most versatile, since it can carry most loads. Rio grande boxcars varyed size options and operation to fit the needs of customers, Their generalized design is still slower to load and unload than specialized designs of car, and have declined dramatic in the later have of the twentith century in favor of intermodal containers for shipping but still existed and used in great numbers by the Rio Grande.

The DRGW roster information below has not been updated since 1999 by Jim Eager.  If you know of the current despostion of a car listed below or you spot missing, inaccurate data, have model suggestion or a picture for any Rio Grande boxcar we'd love to see & hear about it.   Contact the RGM&HS webmaster at: rgmhswebmaster@rgmhs.org.

Series Lbs Type I L CuFt Builder Date - Year Retired Commodity HO Model N Model Paint Design Notes
11000-11299 60 XM 31-05 1626 PCC? - 1887 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
11300-11999 60 XM 31-05 1626 PCC? - 1890 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
12000-12011 60 XM 31-05 1717 ? - 1897 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
12012-12361 60 XM 31-05 1717 OFC? < 1897 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
12450-12451 60 XM 31-05 1717 ? < 1894 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
13000-13457 60 XM 34-05 1933 OFC - 1896 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
13458-13466 60 XM 34-05 1933 OFC? - 1899 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
13500-13999 60 XM 34-05 1933 OFC - 1899 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
14000-14106 60 XM 33-06 1657 "W&F,LCC" 1889= 1890 <1921 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod Ex-RGW 1500-1649
14107-14123 60 XM 33-07 1796 ? - 1891 1923 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod Ex-RGW 1650-1674
14124-14514 60 XM 37-00 2400 MC&F - 1899 <1926 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod Ex-RGW 1675-2124
14515-14601 60 XM 37-00 2409 ACF L1305 5- 1901 <1926 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, SCS, truss rod Ex-RGW 2125-2224
14650-14654 50 XM 33-07 1882 ? -   <1917 Gen Serv       Wood Ex-SPV 100-104
30000-30074 60 VA/XM 32-08 1906 PCC - 1891 <1926 Fruit, later Coal       Dbl sheath, truss rod  
30075-30106 60 XM 32-09 1783 ? < 1892 <1926 Fruit       Dbl sheath, truss rod Ex-RGW 2901-2975
*52000-52099* 80 XM 36-00 2448 ACF 7- 1913* >1955 Gen Serv       SUF, Dbl Shth D&SL in -1947
*53000-53123* 100 XM 38-03 2695 PUL - 1913* >1955 Gen Serv       SUF, Dbl Shth D&SL in -1947
60001-61500 60 XM 36-00 2042 ACF L1904 11- 1901 <1937 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rod, plug-sliding door  
60000-60046 2nd 110 XI 40-00 2906 Rblt -1954= 1959   Bakery Goods CBT*     Rblt w/insulation, Duryea u.f "Cookie Box, Ex-68400-69899"
60200-60209 2nd 110 XL 40-06 3961 Rblt - 1954   Assigned       Riv, 5/5 Drdnt,9*+6YSD, Duryea u.f "DF loaders, Ex-65100-65199"
60250-60295 2nd 110 XL 40-06 3961 Rblt - 1958 Assigned       Riv, 5/5 Drdnt,9*+6YSD, Duryea u.f "DF loaders, Ex-65100-65199"
60500-60509 2nd 110 XL 50-06 4884 PS 10- 1954   Assigned IMT* MT*   PS1, 9 YSD, DF loaders  
61200-61399 2nd 100 XA 50-00 4500 MVC 3=4- 1926   Automobiles       SUF, Dbl sheath, 8/9 recessed Murphy ends, radial roof, ARA design  
61400-61699 2nd 100 XA 50-00 4500 MVC 6=7- 1927   Automobiles       SUF, Dbl sheath, 4/5 recessed Dreadnaught ends, radial roof, ARA design  
61501-61552 60 XM 36-00 2448 DRG - 1907 <1927 Gen Serv,Autos       Dbl sheath, truss rods *15 cars with end doors
61553-61571 60 XM 36-00 2448 DRG - 1907 <1926 Gen Serv       Dbl sheath, truss rods Ex-RGW 2400-2418
61700-61719 100 XA 50-00 4797 Rblt -1937= 1939   Automobiles       Roof raised Ex-61400-61699
61720-61749 100 XA 50-00 4797 Rblt - 1941   Automobiles       Roof raised, steel sides & doors Ex-61400-61699
61750-61799 100 XA 50-00 4797 Rblt - 1942   Automobiles       Roof raised, steel sides & doors Ex-61400-61699
62000-63499 80 XM 36-00 2448 ACF L5537 10- 1909 Rblt Gen Serv       SUF, Dbl sheath  
62000-63499 Rbld 80 XM 36-00 2448 Rblt - 1926   Gen Serv       Rblt with 7/7 recessed Murphy ends  
63500-64199 80 XM 36-04 2520 SSC 12- 1912 Rblt Gen Serv       SUF, Dbl sheath  
63500-64199 Rbld 80 XM 36-04 2520 Rblt - 1926   Gen Serv       Rblt with 7/7 recessed Murphy ends  
63500-63699 2nd 110 XM/L* 50-06 4952 PS 5- 1957   Gen/Asgn Serv* IMT* MT   PS1, 7+8 YSD  
64000-64099 2nd 110 XM 50-06 4952 ACF 8- 1956   Gen/Asgn Serv FRP*     Weld, R4/4 ID, 8 YSD  
65000-65090 80 XF 40-00 3315 PSC 7- 1901 Rblt Furniture       SUF, Dbl sheath, fishbelly side sill Ex-RGW 2225-2324
65000-65090 Rbld 80 XA 40-06 3215 Rblt 11- 1926 Rblt Automobiles       Rblt with 7/8 recessed Murphy ends, Dbl doors, 29 cars with end doors  
65000-65090 Rbld 80 XA 40-06 3215 Rblt - 1937 1959 Automobiles       Rblt with new roof & wider doors  
65100-65199 110 XM 40-06 3961 PSC 11- 1939 RE# Automobiles       Riv, 5/5 Drdnt,9*+6YSD, Duryea u.f RE# to 60200?60330
65500-65531 80 XA 40-06 3541 PAC 12- 1924 1955 Automobiles       SUF, Sngl sheath, 5/5/6 recessed Murphy ends, radial roof  
66000-67499 80 XM 40-00 2720 PUL L5272 - 1916   Gen Serv       SUF, Sngl sheath, Fowler design  
67500-67999 110 XM 40-06 3850 PSC 3=4- 1946   Gen Serv CBT*     Riv 12 pan, 4/4 ID, 6 SSD, Duryea u.f  
68000-68399 110 XM 40-06 3840 PSC 9=10- 1939   Gen Serv CBT**     Riv 12 pan, *4/5 Drdnt, 6 YSD, Duryea u.f  
68400-68899 110 XM 40-06 3840 PSC 10- 1940   Gen Serv CBT**     Riv 12 pan, *4/5 Drdnt, 6 YSD, Duryea u.f  
68900-69399 110 XM 40-06 3840 PSC 4- 1941   Gen Serv CBT**     Riv 12 pan, *4/5 Drdnt, 6 YSD, Duryea u.f  
69400-69899 110 XM 40-06 3840 PSC 2- 1942   Gen Serv CBT**     Riv 12 pan, *4/5 Drdnt, 6 YSD, Duryea u.f  

Paint Scheme


1. Orange, black stacked Rio Grande, 1968-on
2. Silver (or white), black flying Rio Grande, red Cookie Box, 1954-1961
3. Mineral red, white flying Rio Grande, 1939-1966
4. Aspen Gold over silver, black ends, stripe, flying Rio Grande, 1956-65
5. Mineral red, white stacked Rio Grande, 1967-70
6. Yellow-orange, optional black ends, stripe, flying Rio Grande, 1962-66
7. Spartan re-stencil or repaint

Key


Lbs Weight capacity in lbs x 1,000
Type AAR car type code (i.e. XM = boxcar, etc
IL Interior Length or tank
Builder ACF = American Car & Foundry; BSC = Bethlehem Steel Car; CSCC = Chicago Steel Car Co.; GATC = General American Transportation Co.; H&B = Haskell & Barker; IC&E = Illinois Car & Equipment; KCSS = Kansas City Structural Steel; LCC = Litchfield Car Co; MPC = Michigan-Peninsular Car; MC&F = Missouri Car & Foundry; MCW = Michgan Car Works; MVC = Mt. Vernon Car (PSC); OFC = Ohio Falls Car; PAC = Pennsylvania Car; PCC = Peninsular Car Co.; PSC = Pressed Steel Car; PS = Pullman-Standard; PUL = Pullman; SSC = Standard Steel Car; W&F = Wells & French; WSCF = Western Steel Car & Foundry (PSC)
Date-Year Month and Year built
Retired Last year class was listed in ORER
Commodity Most commonly shipped
HO Kit & N Kit Closest available kit or RTR: * indicates needs modifications; () indicates stand-in only. Manufacturers: ACCU=Accurail; AMB=Ambroid; ATH=Athearn; ATLAS=Atlas; BACH=Bachmann; BL=Branchline Trains; BOWS=Bowser; CBT=C&BT Shops; CON=Con-Cor; CUS=Custom Rail Shops; DA=Details Associates; DVFC=Delaware Valley Freight Car; E&C=E&C Shops; ECW=Eastern Car Works; EEL=Eel River Models; DLX=DeLuxe Innovations; FRP=Front Range Products; GLOR=Gloor Craft; IMT=Intermountain; LAM=Lambert; LL=Life-Like; McK=McKean Models; MDC=Model Die Casting; MT=Micro Trains; OMI=Overland Models; P2K=Proto 2000; PFM=Pacific Fast Mail; PIT=Pittsburgh Scale Models; PM=Precision Masters; RR=Robins Rails; STW=Stewart Hobbies; TICH=Tichy Train Group; WAL=Walthers; WEST=Westerfield;
Design General design features: YSD=Youngstown Sliding Door, YPD=Youngstown Plug Door; YPDX=Youngstown Plug Door Exterior Post; PPD=Pullman " Plug Door; SPD4=Superior Plug Door; ID=Improved Dreadnaught ends, cush=cushioned underframe, Duryea=Duryea cush u.f., FS=ACF Freight Saver cush u.f., Waugh=Waugh cush u.f., EOC=end of car cushioning
Notes General notes
 

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