Restored Side Dump MW Car

We recently returned our side-dump MW car to service.
Alco pulling freight
The car was about 2/3 submerged in the flood waters of T.S Lee in 2011.
The brake system was full of water and had to be rebuilt.
It needed new journal pads, other brake components, and a new paint job.

MHRailroad side dump car

The shop completed the work over the winter.
After passing an FRA inspection, the car was returned to MW and buffer car service.

side dump MW car
The dumping system is not yet operational since severe damage was done to the flooded dump cylinders, however we can use it like a gon.

MIDH 99398 MW