Re: Automobile car consignments
I recall watching automobiles being unloaded from a boxcar on to an adjacent
concrete platform in 1949 or 1950. The location was on a Pacific Electric
side track just north of the PE station and freight house in the city of
Compton, Ca. The men that were doing the unloading were using something that
looked like a jack on wheels that was placed under the front end of the
automobiles to raise their front wheels from the floor of the box car so that
it could be pulled out of the door.