PM No. 88958
Name: PM No.88958
Other Number: C&O No.SB-331
Railroad of Record: Pere Marquette Railway
Type of Car: Boxcar composite, steel under-frame, ends, and outside bracing, door and half door, 40 ton capacity, 40' length
Manufactured by: Pressed Steel Car Company
Date Built: 1927
Load Capacity: 40 tons
Inside Length: 40.5 feet
Cubic Capacity: 3403 cu. ft.
Boxcar No. 88958 was built for the Pere Marquette Railway in 1927 by the Pressed Steel Car Company. The No. 88958 had an all-steel under frame and an extra large door, making it capable of carrying long items, such as automobiles. It had a carrying capacity of 80,000 pounds. The No. 88958 was acquired by the C&O Railway when the Pere Marquette merged into the C&O in 1947. After this boxcar worked most of its career in revenue service, the C&O placed the No. 88958 on its maintenance of way roster. When the No. 88958 was moved to maintenance of way service, it was renumbered as the No.SB-331.
In 1980, after 55 years on the rails the No. SB-331 retired to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. The Museum repainted the No. SB-331 to its original Pere Marquette paint scheme and renumbered it in the original number series for these boxcars.
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