$900 MILLION FOR ENCLOSED AND SHIELDED AUTO RACK CARS

An expenditure of $900 million for 14,000 new multilevel cars for new automobile transport and for 8,000 conversions of existing open cars is expected by 1983. The main reason for this new family of auto transporters is the damage done to unenclosed automobiles and the loss of equipment from them caused by vandalism and pilferage. Railroads are moving aggressively to retain and expand their share of the auto hauling business which has expanded from 10 percent of all production in 1960 to 53.6 percent in 1975.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-25

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  • Accession Number: 00144079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM