Re: NYC Trailer Train Prototypes

Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>

Before 1960 TOFC was not possible on the NYC because of clearances. There were many bridges east of Buffalo with 15'6" clearance. That's why we saw Flexivans on NYC and TOFC on the PRR. Later NYC began running TOFC to eastern points that they could get to because clearances had been increased for the multi-level autoracks.

Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
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