|Milwaukee 50' Boxcar #52:|
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- MILWAUKEE ROAD 50' BOXCAR #52
50' smoothside double door boxcar.
- This series of cars were the first production, welded, lightweight boxcars produced by the Milwaukee Road in the first half of 1937. This group of 500 cars was made of high tensile steel welded to form a car weighting only 47,300 pounds. Pressed steel provided the dreaught naught type ends. The A end had an 18"x16" lumber door. Hutchins roof and corrugated doors were used. The handbrake was a Universal. The trucks were Barber Stabilized style of bettendorf.
- These cars were numbered 13000 to 13499 and classed XA. Latter some cars had Evan Auto Loaders added and were classed XMR.
- These cars were the pioneer "smoothside", welded, lightweight cars that lead to the development of the ribside boxcars starting in July 1937. The ribs strengthened the sides, but also added 1300 pounds in weight.