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 totoggle quoted message Show quoted text
become outlandishly expensive. Perhaps even as high a 50 cent a
gallon!! Nah, that could never happen ;-)
. . . No more were built because the cost was so great (Alcoa and
Reynolds subsidized the material costs for the two experimental cars).