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Boxcar ends - 1
ne of the principal
spotting features
of boxcars are the
ends. During the 20th cen-
tury, the material used in
fabricating car ends evolved
from wood to steel, with a
myriad of design ideas tried
along the way. Although the
evolution of car ends was
mostly logical, there were
some unusual designs that
were short-lived, but no less
Wood ends
By the late 1890s, the wood
ends of most boxcars were
A brief history of
boxcar ends ...
Modelers guide to boxcar ends of the
20th Century
– by Richard H. Bale
Photos as noted
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