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Carson & Colorado Boxcar No. 303

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Carson & Colorado boxcar No. 303 was built in 1881 by the W. C. Allison Co. in Philadelphia as a kit, and assembled in the C&C shops in Hawthorne, Nevada. It was built under the La Mothe patents for metal freight cars built with gas pipe framing, a very early steel frame freight car. This car was used to carry Wells Fargo express in the C&C passenger train for a while. Most of its life was spent in freight service. Retired in Mina in 1906, it was used as a residence and later a shed, until early 1983 when it was moved to the Railroad Museum for preservation.

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