The Slingshot piggyback service of Illinois Central Gulf is capturing profitable business from the highways in a short-haul market long held to be unprofitable for railroads. These 15-car trains operate with a 2-man crew and no caboose on a 280-mile route from Chicago to St. Louis 3 times daily in each direction. This marketing package has received the Golden Freight Car Award for 1978.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 44-47
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM