The Lionel O Scale 6-16285 Box Car Savannah State Docks models a standard box car. Introduced in the 19th Century to protect loads inside an enclosed box (thus "box" car), the box car for many years was the backbone of North American freight car fleets. While many box cars have been replaced by more specialized railcars starting in the 1960s, the box car is still in very common use on railroads to this day.
Savannah State Docks Railroad: The Georgia Ports Authority, which managed the Port of Savannah, GA, formed the Savannah State Docks Railroad in 1952 to provide switching services for railroads serving the Port of Savannah. In 1998 Georgia Ports Authority privatized operations of the railroad by selling it to Savannah Port Terminal Railroad, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming.
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.