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Denver and Rio Grande 63383

Denver and Rio Grande 63383

Description

Denver and Rio Grande 62936 is a 36-foot double-sheathed wooden boxcar.

History

The car was built in 1909 as part of 1500 car series 62000 to 63499. It was built by American Car and Foundry in St Charles, Missouri. The car was rebuilt in 1926 with Murphy steel ends. It was retired and sold to the US Navy in 1944, probably to replace equipment destroyed in the Concord Naval Weapons Station explosion that occurred at Port Chicago, California on July 17, 1944.

  • Owners: Denver & Rio Grande 62936. US Navy.
  • Technical Data: Type, Boxcar, wooden, double sheathed. Builder and date, American Car and Foundry, 1909. Class. Underframe, steel. Ends, steel. Roof. Lightweight. Capacity.
  • Trucks: Truck center. Trucks, Bettendorf. Wheels. Wheelbase. Journals.
  • Air Brake Equipment: Air brake system, K-2. Brake cylinder. Hand brake, vertical staff.
  • Dimensions: Length, 36 foot. Width. Height. Doors.
  • Propulsion Equipment: None
  • Misc Data: Coupler. Draft gear.
  • Current Condition: Car is complete and in good condition.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: Repaint to D&RG scheme.
  • Date Last Modified: Monday, 04 June 2001

Hours

Year Round
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
(June 14th - August 13th)
Wednesdays through Sundays
10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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