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boxcar

[′bäks‚kär]
(communications)
One of a series of long signal-wave pulses which are separated by very short intervals of time.
(engineering)
A railroad car with a flat roof and vertical sides, usually with sliding doors, which carries freight that needs to be protected from weather and theft.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Growing need to carry freight in various industries has led to an upsurge in demand for leasing boxcars. The boxcars segment as compared to other railcar types is expected to witness the highest revenue growth, accounting for a value of over US$ 900 Mn by the end of 2022.
Working as a team, students should brainstorm ideas for using the boxcars, which may include a wide variety of applications.
The steep decline in rail transport of produce from 1960 onward is well represented by the number of carloads (full boxcars, roughly equivalent to 2.5 truckloads) of produce moved by PFE, once among the nation's largest shippers of produce by rail.
He will walk across the tops of boxcars and he will pass deep forests and cross a hundred rivers.
soldier who stood guard on these boxcars to keep anyone from escaping told me that at one destination, the Soviet soldiers immediately herded those people out of the boxcars and into a field behind some buildings and machine-gunned them to death.
As I was eating about half the can, one train stopped in front of me and there was a boxcar on the train.
"The tracks were in terrible shape and the boxcars kept falling off the track and they'd have to jack them up and put them back.
After World War II, as a gesture of gratitude to the Yanks, the French government filled up 48 small "boxcars" with gifts and sent them to each of the 48 U.S.
"I was meant to die in Treblinka on the day of my bar mitzvah," says 79-year-old Rabbi Haim Asa, in a haunting first line from Empty Boxcars: Murder and Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews in World War 2, a new 90-minute documentary by Professor Ed Gaffney * that had its world premiere in Bulgaria on October 11.
Most did not have cars, so many hitched rides by sneaking into or on top of railroad boxcars. This was illegal and dangerous.
Barry, a veteran railroad photographer and journalist, focuses this gallery of over 200 color photographs on rolling stock, showing how these boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, gondolas, autoracks and cabooses are an important part of North American railroad history.
It not only accommodates imported containers and trailer loads of freight, but handles up to 15 refrigerated boxcars per week.