U.S. ARMY TRANSPORTATION CORP BOXCARS
After World War 2, the US Army wanted be prepared for the possibility of a third war in Europe, and designed a fleet of lightweight, disposable railcars. These cars were built to specifications to allow their use on lighter weight and possibly damaged European Railroads. With a simple change of the wheels, these could be used on standard, narrow, or broad gauge lines. These cars complement the US Army AlCO MRS-1 locomotives, which we also have on display. Note the holes in the end sills for the mounting of European style bumpers. The American style knuckle couplers can be removed and chain style couplers installed. These cars were recently repainted by a local Boy Scout troop as an Eagle Scout project. Minor details such as completing the lettering and car markings are still needed to complete the project. These are a work in progress.