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Maintenance of way (commonly abbreviated to MOW) refers to the maintenance, construction, and improvement of rail infrastructure, including tracks, ballast, grade, and line side infrastructure such as signals and signs.

The DRGW roster information below has not been updated since 1999 by Jim Eager.  If you know of the current deposition of a car listed below or you spot missing, inaccurate data, have model suggestion or a picture for any Rio Grande boxcar we'd love to see & hear about it.   Contact the RGM&HS webmaster at: rgmhswebmaster@rgmhs.org

M.o.W. 1887 – 1959

Series Lbs Type I L CuFt Bldr Blt - Yr Ret Commodity Design Notes
0170-0184 MWD - ? < 1917 RE# "Ballast, rip rap" Steel air dump RE# to 010950-010964 <1929
0185-0191 MWD - ? < 1921 RE# "Ballast, rip rap" Steel air dump RE# to 010965-010971 <1929
0200-0224 MWD 32-02 810 CLARK 8- 1921 RE# "Ballast, rip rap" Steel air dump RE# to 010975-010999 <1929
010950-010974 50 MWD - RE# < 1929 <1951 "Ballast, rip rap" Steel air dump Ex-0170-0191 (22 cars)
010975-010999 50 MWD 32-02 810 RE# < 1929 1956 "Ballast, rip rap" Steel air dump Ex-0200-0224 (25 cars)



Lbs Weight capacity in lbs x 1,000
Type AAR car type code (i.e. XM = boxcar, etc
IL Interior Length or tank
Bldr ACF = American Car & Foundry; BSC = Bethlehem Steel Car; CSCC = Chicago Steel Car Co.; GATC = General American Transportation Co.; H&B; = Haskell & Barker; IC&E; = Illinois Car & Equipment; KCSS = Kansas City Structural Steel; LCC = Litchfield Car Co; MPC = Michigan-Peninsular Car; MC&F; = Missouri Car & Foundry; MCW = Michgan Car Works; MVC = Mt. Vernon Car (PSC); OFC = Ohio Falls Car; PAC = Pennsylvania Car; PCC = Peninsular Car Co.; PSC = Pressed Steel Car; PS = Pullman-Standard; PUL = Pullman; SSC = Standard Steel Car; W&F; = Wells & French; WSCF = Western Steel Car & Foundry (PSC)
Date-Yr Month and Year built
Ret Last year class was listed in ORER
Commodity Most commonly shipped
Design General design features: YSD=Youngstown Sliding Door, YPD=Youngstown Plug Door; YPDX=Youngstown Plug Door Exterior Post; PPD=Pullman " Plug Door; SPD4=Superior Plug Door; ID=Improved Dreadnaught ends, cush=cushioned underframe, Duryea=Duryea cush u.f., FS=ACF Freight Saver cush u.f., Waugh=Waugh cush u.f., EOC=end of car cushioning
Notes General notes
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