PIGGYBACK AND THE PORTAGER DREAM--2. IN A SEA OF CLEJANS, TTX'S, NITX'S, FLEXIS, AND RAILVANS...PORTAGER DROWNED

The interest of railroads in side loading of trailers and containers found General Motors Diesel's Portager car an early candidate. Canadian Pacific continued its early advocacy of the single-trailer/container rail vehicle with regular revenue operation of ten of the two-axle Portagers. While the concept was licensed in the U.S. and two prototypes were extensively tested, the long flat car capable of transporting two trailers/containers was generally accepted. The final stages of the GMD development program, the end of the firm's interest in the project and the simultaneous evolution of competitive systems are discussed.

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    • See also Piggyback and the Portager Dream--1, RRIS 03 150414 7702.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  USA  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Howard, F H
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 44-51
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  • Accession Number: 00152659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM