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@texgeekboy posted:

I've had this question for a while, and this seems like a good thread to ask it.  What exactly is a 'heavyweight' passenger car?  Is it one made out aluminum?  Does it have to be a certain length?

The typical pre WWII Pullman car.

https://www.irm.org/in-the-news/villa-real-donated/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik...0car%20manufacturers

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@texgeekboy posted:

I've had this question for a while, and this seems like a good thread to ask it.  What exactly is a 'heavyweight' passenger car?  Is it one made out aluminum?  Does it have to be a certain length?

The heavyweights were constructed with older materials, lots of wood and riveted steel.  They were heavy and used 6-wheel trucks, hence the name.  The modern passenger cars went to much lighter construction for efficiency.

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