Boxcars No. 9003, 9004, & 9007

1 of 3 Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Boxcars
1 of 3 Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Boxcars

Boxcars No. 9003, 9004 and 9007 were acquired from the Chattahoochee Valley Railroad in 1992. They have a maximum weight capacity of 116,000, 110,000, and 110,000 respectively. No. 9003 and 9007 hold 4,923 cubic feet of cargo while No. 9004 holds 4,918. Each boxcar is 50' in length. They were built between January and February of 1962 for the Atlantic Coast Line as No. 32353, 32257, and 32253. Later, following the merger of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coast Line, these three cars were renumbered ,adding a six before the original number, as No. SCL 632353, SCL 632257, and SCL 632253.

The Chattahoochee Valley Railway

In 1983, SCL 632353, SCL 632257, and SCL 632253 along with several other cars, were acquired by the Chattahoochee Valley Railway which renumbered the cars No. CHV 9003, CHV 9004 and CHV 9007 which are the numbers they still wear today. As the Chattahoochee Valley Railway's older 40' boxcars began to wear out, they purchased several 50' boxcars from nearby railroads or from companies that specialized in rebuilding freight cars.

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Car No.9004
Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Car No.9004

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

In October of 1992, the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum acquired No. 9003, 9004 and 9007. They are primarily used for onsite storage and have proven quite useful in their retirement.