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40 & 8 Boxcar 

A powerful symbol of the best and worst of humanity.


Beyond Supply Transportation

Trains have played a role in war since the Civil War. Used to haul supplies in WWI and WWII, the 40 & 8 boxcars were designed and built by the French. This typical European-style boxcar was called the 40 & 8 because it could hold either 40 soldiers or 8 horses. Throughout its first appearance during WWI, the box was used to haul supplies to waiting troops. Durin



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