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Rock Island Road # 57560
40' Standard Box Car w/Single Door, Full Ladders, w/o Roofwalk
Part #MTL-073 00 020
Reprint: Feb 2012

This 40’ standard box car with single Youngstown door, no roofwalk and tall ladders is painted blue with black and white herald and black lettering. It was built in December 1951, servced in June 1975, and runs on Bettendorf trucks. When rebuilt,
this box car had its roofwalk removed, but the ladders were left full length. Originally built in December 1951 by the United States Railway Equipment Company (USRE) located in Washington, IN, this car was from the 21000-22999 series. The 737-car fleet was given a new road sequence and painted Rock Island blue with lettering in black on the sides and ends. By the mid-1970s, all roofwalks were to be removed and cars with and without running boards were seen together through the 1980s. Freight cars with full-length ladders, like this had yellow and black stenciling near the ladders which read ‘Keep off Roof, No Running Board.’

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