Steel vs. Aluminum (was: Ships vs freight cars (was:Detail of AAR 1937 boxcar - Murphy and Hutchins Roofs))

Miller,Andrew S. <asmiller@...>

Before Aluminum cars would be cost effective, diesel fuel would have to
become outlandishly expensive. Perhaps even as high a 50 cent a
gallon!! Nah, that could never happen ;-)


Andy Miller

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. . . No more were built because the cost was so great (Alcoa and
Reynolds subsidized the material costs for the two experimental cars).

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