A very exciting new type of freight car has entered the fleet of automobile-carrying cars. A giant-sized freight car called Vert-A-Pac stretches up 18 ft, 4 in. off the rail. A joint development of Southern Pacific and General Motors, the towering car is designed and equipped for hauling the tiny Vega 2300s, Chevrolet's entry in the new U.S. subcompact automobile field.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting, November 28-December 2, 1971. The notification of this paper appeared in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00041678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 71-WA/RT-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM