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These PC&F 70-ton 50-ft Exterior Post Insulated Boxcars, built in Renton Washington, were prevalent from the late 1960's and through 1980's. They continued on to second hand, third hand and even fourth hand owners into today's railroading.
Their exterior post design became the way boxcars are fabricated largely replacing the double sheathed (smooth side) car body construction. These insulated cars measured 50-ft. 6-in. (or 7-inches in some cases) in interior length and had a cargo capacity of roughly 4400 to 5033 cu. ft. They were equipped to hold shifting loads with built in restraining devices such as from Car Pac or DF Evans. Further, their 20-inch cushioning devices on the cars absorbed the longitudinal forces resulting from slack action that can damage the cargo. They carried food products such as can goods, drinks, packaged food products, dog food, and even chocolate - which needed protection from the changes in temperature, but required no refrigeration.
With Burlington Northern Railroad acquisition of the Saint Louis - San Francisco Railway (a.k.a Frisco) in November 1980, they inherited a large batch of PC&F insulated boxcars. These cars were originally built for Frisco in November and December of 1971. They were repainted in the classic BN green and numbered as BN 732399 through 732464 (ex. SLSF 600015 - 600264). These 4829 cubic foot boxcars served the food industries well carrying everything from food for your fido, can & dry goods, wine, potatoes and everything in-between. Re-weigh date 12-86.