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What Kind Of Train Car Would This Be?

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What Kind Of Train Car Would This Be?
Posted by MetrolinkFan on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 8:39 AM

Hello all I was wondering what kind of train car would this be? I was watching a ATSF video on YouTube on my tv,and I paused the video and . I took a picture of it on my cell phone,here is a photo of the train car Inam talking about. https://ibb.co/ngDmqzr

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Posted by dehusman on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 9:38 AM

It would be much easier to tell if we could read the reporting marks.

It looks like a HOGX stock car.  They were built in 1989 from old MP boxcars to serve Farmer John brand pork products, hauling hogs from Nebraska to California by the UP.  They were the last stock cars built in the US.  The service stopped in 1995.

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Posted by maxman on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 1:55 PM

dehusman

It would be much easier to tell if we could read the reporting marks.

It looks like a HOGX stock car.  They were built in 1989 from old MP boxcars to serve Farmer John brand pork products, hauling hogs from Nebraska to California by the UP.  They were the last stock cars built in the US.  The service stopped in 1995.

 

I think you are correct.

See https://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=70913

That photo from 8/1993.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 2:48 PM

I would have guessed it to be a livestock car for either hogs or sheep.

Wayne

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 3:01 PM

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, May 11, 2023 11:48 AM

Metrolink, if you right click on your picture, copy picture link and use the icon that looks like a mountain, we can see your pic directly.

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