The B&O No. 1700 Iron Boxcar, like its sister No. 17001, was built to carry flour and gunpowder. The Civil War-era boxcar sustained heavy damage during the Roundhouse roof collapse on Feb. 17, 2003.

Photos: B. Miller and B&O Railroad Museum

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