Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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Express Boxcar
 
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Scenario: USA
Vehicle: Wagon
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Jun 23, 2017 @ 2:31pm
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YOU NEED THE LATEST TESTING PATCH (Build 13240 or later) TO RUN THIS MOD!!!
HERE IS HOW TO GET IT: CLICKY[www.transportfever.com]


An express boxcar was used to transport packages and less-than-carload (LCL) freight, usually on the head-end of passenger trains or on specialized high speed merchandise trains that ran primarily between passenger terminals or their adjacent freight and package handling terminals.

Items transported in express boxcars included regular baggage, mail, packages, food, milk, machinery, etc -- essentially anything that needed to get somewhere quickly. Later innovations included refrigerated express boxcars, express TOFC and COFC, up to the final days of express freight on Amtrak using 110+ MPH "Material Handling Cars" and even roadrailers.

Through creative abuse of the ship compartment mechanic, we can now have LCL freight in TpF! This boxcar has six compartments for all items normally carried by a boxcar in-game, meaning it can carry 3 of each kind of freight, or any combination (in 3s) of any kind of freight, all in one car!

(Essentially this is a proof-of-concept -- all I did was take the default boxcar and add passenger-style bogies and write "Railway Express Agency" on the side. Soon I'll do some real express skins, or perhaps even a new model...)

Stats for nerds:
Introduced: 1935
Max. Speed: 112 MPH (180 KM/h)
Capacity: 60/4 = 16, (though the game rounds that up to 18 with 6 compartments of 3 each.)
Weight: 38.5 tons (35 Tonnes)

Link for non-Steam users: Clicky[www.transportfever.net]

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27 Comments
xXjoaquin8732Xx Apr 17 @ 7:32pm 
i see in this wagon maybe a box car of amtrak? what do you think as suggestion
donoteat  [author] Aug 13, 2018 @ 3:45pm 
nah, no hook, vestibule, windows, lighting, etc.

you'd need a new car for an RPO
Aunt Jenny (106) Aug 13, 2018 @ 3:21pm 
@Donobeat. Can this be perfect for a RPO car?
themeatballhero Aug 3, 2018 @ 1:52am 
Having an issue with unsorted mail not showing as an option, is there a reason for that?
M4j0rfr34k Jul 12, 2017 @ 2:54pm 
can u give me like a minor how to change the regular cargo setup to compartment style one, i tried a few ways but game doesnt like it all that much
VandelayOfficial Jul 9, 2017 @ 9:11pm 
Do you plan on making an 86' Auto Parts boxcar?
rsturgeon Jul 2, 2017 @ 7:24pm 
I hatre to be picky being a x railway express employee i remember the cars being an olive Green.
mkn192 Jun 28, 2017 @ 8:15am 
You're the hero Transport Fever needs
WobblyWasp Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm 
it'd be really neat to have a baggage car. if I had any skills at all I'd put one together
Bezirksschornsteinfegermeister Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:46am 
Could you make an Amtrak sceme for this or another one of your express boxcars? It would add to the realism.