HP Products 50' Auto Car

HP Products 50' Auto Car

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:24 pm

Below are a couple of examples of HP Product's 50' Auto Car.

First a little on the prototype.

The auto car is a development that allowed smaller cars and parts of larger cars to be transported via railcar without being exposed to the weather, angry birds, and vandals.
In able to support having two wide doors, the frame and the roof had to be re-enforced to prevent the car from buckling from the weight of the cargo within.

Eventually, like grain, specialized cars were developed that put many boxcars out of business. (Yes, at one time grain was carried in Boxcars. First in barrels and boxes, and then finally a system in which a wooden door was fitted behind the real door that allowed the car to be filled with grain.)

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