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Pittsburgh & Lake Erie No. 25624

This boxcar has an interesting heritage. The car was originally built as a 40 ft boxcar for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad. At some point the 1960's, it went through a rebuilding program and the P&LE cut it in half adding a 10 foot extension in the center. During rebuild, the inside lining was updated to steel and plywood.

prior to outshopping the boxcar was painted in P&LEs version of "Jade Green" and was renumbered 25624. S

 

Shortly after it's rebuild, the 25624 was sent out west and placed into grain service. By the late 1970’s, congress passed a law that all grain must be shipped in steel center flow hoppers, so the P&LE suddenly had excess boxcars and the 25624 was repainted box car red then sold to the Youngstown and Southern railroad which renumbered the boxcar to 4236.

 

In 1988, the boxcar was sold to Fred Cowan and he used it for storage at his business. The land where this car was sitting was sold to Fisher Industries in October of 2018 and the boxcar was donated to Twin Forks in July of 2019.