Nevada State Railroad Museum
Southern Pacific Box Car No. 83302

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Southern Pacific car No. 83302 was built by American Car & Foundry at the former Ensign Mfg. plant in August 1899. It was built to Canadian patents, a late attempt by wooden car designers to compete with steel underframe construction, and represents the most modern design of wooden cars before steel underframe designs took over. The car remained in service until 1925, when it was retired. Subsequently sold to a Hollywood Studio, it was acquired by Nevada from Short Line Enterprises in the early 1970s, included in a large purchase of V&T equipment.

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