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HK-32 - BCRAIL Evans 5450 cu ft 52'6" Double Door Boxcar


In 1979, Evans Railcar Company sold 200 double door box cars to British Columbia Railway. These cars were assigned numbers in the BCIT 801000 to 801199 series. Originally, they were owned by the United States Railway Leasing Company and intended for transporting plywood shipments between the United States and Canada. The cars measured 52'6" in length over sills, with an inside length of 52'-5". They were equipped with two 8ft. sliding doors, providing a total opening width of 16ft.

Subsequently, ownership of these box cars transferred to Itel Rail Corp and eventually to GE Leasing. However, by 1997, they were no longer part of the railway's fleet.

During the 1990s, Northwestern Oklahoma Railroad Company (NOKL) possessed 19 cars (Series 1080 to 1099) that saw extensive use on the British Columbia Railway. Other roads that owned this car:

AMC - Amador Central Railroad
LNAC - Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railroad
LOAM - Louisinan Midland Railway
NOKL - Northwestern Oklahoma Railroad



One Piece Body
Underbody and Details
Etched Details

Decals: https://www.kasloshops.com/products/hdl-8-bcit-526-evans-5450-cu-ft-double-door-boxcar-decals-801000-801199

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