A boxcar is the term for a railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry freight. The boxcar, while not the simplest freight car design, is probably the most versatile since it can carry most loads. Boxcars have side doors of varying size and operation, and some include end doors and adjustable bulkheads to load very large items.
Boxcars can carry most kinds of freight. Originally they were hand-loaded, but in more recent years mechanical assistance such as forklifts have been used to load and empty them faster. Their generalized design is still slower to load and unload than specialized designs of car, and this partially explains the decline in boxcar numbers since World War II. The other cause for this decline is the dramatic shift of waterborne cargo transport to container shipping. Effectively a boxcar without the wheels and chassis, a container is designed to be amenable to intermodal freight transport, whether by container ships, trucks or flatcars, and can be delivered door-to-door.
We currently have the following train companies/boxcars:
A&M, ALY, AM, BN, BNSF, CNA. CP Railroad, DWC, NKCR, NS, Railbox, Rock Island, SLGG, SOO Line, SRY, TTX, Union Pacific, WE
The boxcars can be loaded with different products.
The boxcars can be downloaded via the DLS or via the content manager.