Re: Unloading 1936 Studebaker bodies from a boxcar?

Andy Laurent

The image that Andy Jackson posted (and the original boxcar photo) show Studebaker bodies being shipped to the LA assembly plant.  The autos did not have frames, drive train, or front end panels...they stopped at the firewall.  That all came together at the assembly plant.  The pre-WWII models seemed to ship in boxcars, postwar (larger) bodies moved in ATSF gondolas. There used to be a wonderful collection of railroad-related images on South Bend's history by Tom Kepshire (moved to after his death), but it seems to have been shut down in 2018.  Here is a link via The Internet Wayback Machine, with plenty of associated information and freight cars!

Andy L.
Madison, WI

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