Re: AUTO BOX RESPONSE


Earl Tuson
 

"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?"
Again, this does not answer your question directly, either, but here are the cars hauling automobile or auto parts traffic in a 1929-30 B&M Wheel Report:

Marks No. Desg From To IL IW IH Cuft Tons Lading
CGW 80284 XA 80000 80398 40.06 9 10 3746 40 Auto Bodies
CNW 35168 XA 34900 36898 40.06 9.02 10 3668 40 Auto Bodies
CCC&StL 91672 XAF 91000 91999 40.06 8.09 10 3544 55 Autos
MC 89468 XA 89000 89999 40.06 9.02 10 3713 55 Autos
NYC 55282 XA 54000 55999 40.06 9.02 10 3713 55 Autos
NYC 55847 XA 54000 55999 40.06 9.02 10 3713 55 Autos
NYC 56331 XAR 56000 56399 40.06 9.03 10 3719 40 Autos

The two loads of auto bodies, unlike all the automobiles, were waybilled <to> Detroit.

Earl Tuson

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