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Atlas 50 001 282 N 40' Steel Double Door Box Car - Seaboard Coast Line 822613 (Brown/White)

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Atlas 50 001 282 N Scale TM 40' DD Box Car - Seaboard Coast Line 822613 (Brown/White)

Please Note: Running Number Is 822613

 Steel boxcars became a common site in the post-WWII period (also known as the transition era). Steel construction resulted in a lighter, lower-maintenance car that was less expensive to acquire and operate. The economies of scale that happened during the war along with a cessation of orders from the military resulted in a plentiful, inexpensive source of metal and aluminum for the railcar manufacturers which in turn led a complete replacement of the aging wood-sheathed fleets with new steel cars.