For anyone who ever wondered how shiny new cars seem to magically appear at dealerships around the country, the magazine says it explains it all in its next issue.There's an accompanying picture gallery including images from a 1962 article on the railroads regaining the automobile hauling business. A multi-deck flat car makes a lot more sense than a box car with interior hardware to stow the automobiles at odd angles. The rack car is a successful transfer of a European freight railroad invention to North American rails.
In its 50-page report in the November issue, Trains notes the latest developments in moving cars by rail and shows the routes from the plants to markets.
"Auto shipping is a success story for railroads, and one that is booming now thanks to the robust market for new automobiles," says Editor Jim Wrinn in a statement. "It's a fascinating story of how railroads respond to a customer need."
TODAY'S RAILROAD READING.
USA Today notes the efforts of The Magazine of Railroading.