CSXT acquires new boxcars

CSXT acquires new boxcars

CSXT ACQUIRES NEW BOXCARS CSXT press release, June 22, 2000

CSX Transportation unveiled the first of 220 new 60-foot high-cube boxcars specifically designed to meet the increased demands of the newsprint industry. The redesigned boxcars provide superior protection, additional loading capacity and better ride quality.

“These cars are truly the best in the industry and will set the standard for the future,” said Mike Liantonio, director of paper marketing. “The initial results have been phenomenal, with rolls of newsprint arriving in superior condition. CSXT realized that if we wanted to continue to be a key transportation provider in the newsprint industry, we would have to invest in improved technology. The new cars will ensure the delivered product consistently produces quality newspapers on the new high-speed presses.”

Unlike older models, the smoothwall interior of the new boxcars is specially designed to prevent damage to paper products. Additionally, a new premium suspension system, called the “swing-motion truck,” was added to facilitate a smoother ride.

CSXT, along with several key partners, today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Washington Post printing facility in College Park, Md., to welcome the new cars to the boxcar fleet.

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