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Freight Car Friday - CSXT 160192

By January 4, 2013

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CSX 160192
CSX 160192 sports an unconventional paint scheme.
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Cars like this big CSX "High Cube" boxcar are often found hauling auto parts and appliances. These are big and bulky, but relatively light for their size.

This particular car is one of a few that were repainted early on in the CSX years, when "CSX Transportation" was used as the official name and logo of the new railroad. You can also see that the reporting marks have been patched as well.

Early repaints like this often retained the reporting marks of the predecessor roads. Most of these cars came from the Chessie System side of the merger and this car likely kept its C&O or B&O markings for several years under CSX. This helped simplify accounting as car fleets were merged, renumbered, and ownership and lease agreements rewritten.

The early years of any railroad can create a lot of variety in equipment as standards are still developing.  While locomotives are often repainted, the oddities in the freight car fleet can last for decades.

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