Re: AUTOMOBILE SHIPMENTS IN BOX CARS IN THE 1950S

Guy Wilber
 

In a message dated 10/18/2013 4:32:44 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, tony@... writes:
"Autos were certainly shipped in box cars in the 50s, though in declining percentage thru that decade. Auto racks would reverse that decline after this list's time span. By the 50s it was almost all 50-foot cars. Older 40-foot cars often went into auto parts service."
 
By the early 1950's it wasn't even close...40-footers equipped with Auto~Loaders out numbered 50-footers (so equipped) by a three to two ratio.  50-foot cars furnished for transporting finished motor vehicles didn't take over the lead until mid way thru 1957. 
 
Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada 

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