Southern Pacific Lines
Narrow-Gauge Box Car
Unknown – circa 1890
Southern Pacific Company – 1960
Old wooden Boxcar No. 1 was part of the Southern Pacific’s narrow-gauge system in the Owens Valley region of eastern California. Probably built around 1890 for the Carson & Colorado Railroad, it had a load capacity of 10 tons of cargo. Boxcars were the mainstay of freight-carrying railroads – they could be used to carry almost shipment: furniture, sacks of cement, boxes of hardware, or cans of vegetables.
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As you explore Travel Town, see if you can find our section of 3-rail “dual-gauge” track.