Atchison’s Army Boxcar – The starting point

Mechanically speaking, Atchison’s Army Boxcar is in excellent condition. It saw very little use so there is little wear to the wheels or couplers. Even the original brake shoes exhibit almost no wear. The metal portions of the car’s structure are in equally good shape, with only some surface rust. …

A little more history on the Knock Down Fleet boxcar

The weather here in northeast Kansas has been quite warm and dry for the past few weeks, so I have been taking advantage of that fact to start working on the car. I had intended this post to cover the condition of the car at the beginning of the project, …