Re: GT Dominion boxcar drawings etc -AUTO BOX RESPONSE

Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>

Posted by: > Mr. Laughlin,
Is there a resourse for understanding how they shipped Ford Model T and Chevy 490s in auto-boxes out of Detroit/Flint/ Pontiac Michigan area back in the early-1920s? . . . . .
descriptions of number of cars in 36, 40 and 50 foot double-door cars, distribution by various lines, and photos would be great. Also, when did they start to regularily use end-doors?

That's not oneof my areas of expertise or interest.

Additionally, if the car made it to the east coast as a final destination, whos box car would it be in . . . a midwestern or east coast railroad's auto-box?
You can't tell. Those cars were in pools. The cars in a pool would be those of the railroads that participated in the traffic in proprotion to some rough estimate of their revenue.

Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
New England Rail Shipper Directories
19 Holden Road, Belmont, MA 02478

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