GLASSHOPPER: ACF, CARGILL AND SP WIND UP A WINNER

A carbuilder, grain shipper and railroad are joint-venture partners in development of a new concept of freight car design and construction--filament-wound fiberglass-reinforced polyester carbodies. Benefitting from an earlier experiment with such carbody fabrication, the prototype covered hopper car has undergone laboratory and road testing. The 5000 cubic-foot car weighs 52,000 lb and offers both increased lading capacity and fuel efficiency. A projected second prototype will achieve further weight reduction.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1981-3-30

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 56-57
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM