PIGGYBACK AND THE PORTAGER DREAM - 1. ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO A CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVE BUILDER TRIED TO EMPTY BUSY TRUCK THOROUGHFARES AND FILL UP EMPTY TRACKS BY INVENTING A STRANGE LITTLE 4-WHEEL FREIGHT CAR. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED...

In 1958 General Motors Diesel and Canadian Pacific cooperated in the design and testing of a lightweight, two-axle piggyback car onto which containers would be side loaded. This container car accomodated 40-foot boxes weighing up to 30 tons, was to operate in conventional trains, provide a ride at least equal to a highway ride, run at 75 mph, require no special trailers, transmit no shock damage to container or lading, and sell at a low price.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  USA  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Howard, F H
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 44-51
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  • Accession Number: 00150414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM