Re: Auto transporting

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>

Hello Ron,

It was 1960 when 85-foot trilevel auto racks were introduced, just barely
within the purview of this list. By 1960 the rails had pretty much lost the
assembled automobile business to trucks, but the rack cars enabled the
railroads to regain at least a substantial share of this traffic.

The "Model Railroader" coverage Jack B. referred to was in a pair of
Information Desk columns by Carl Swanson in the June and July issues earlier
this year. June, pages 24 and 26, described automobile boxcars, including a
diagram showing how Evans Auto-Loaders worked; July, pages 24 and 26, is
about the introduction of auto-rack cars.

So long,


Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142

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