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60’ Auto Parts Box Cars

 
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60’ Auto Parts Box Cars

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American car and Foundry (ACF), a company-pioneer in the transport production, came into the world in 1899 as a result of 13 railway companies’ merger. 5 years later the first car, made by the company ACF, went out of the plant gates in Berwick. ACF began to extend its business due to the acquirement of Carter Carburetor Corporation of St. In 1925 Fageol Motos Co., a bus manufacturer, and Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, a bus engines manufacturer, were purchased. In 1926 ACF bought J. G. Brill Co., one of the largest tram manufacturers since 1890.
The production of TM Fageol buses was moved from Ohio to Detroit in 1926, and the brothers Fageol became the vice-presidents of ACF. In 1927 they left the company, not having found the leaders’ support of their new project on a twin-engined bus. But ACF went on producing buses under the brand Fageol till 1929, though since 1927 it had begun to promote its own more extended line of bus chassis. About 25 trucks with the engine Hall-Scott were made in 1931-1932.
The end of 1932 and the beginning of 1933 was not a good time for the company. The business was declining. The bus production was moved from Detroit to Philadelphia. After the new model introduction in 1937 the business matters developed successfully. But in 1942 the company had to scale back the bus production and change over to military production. Artillery mounts, ammunition, field kitchen trucks and trailers, special suits and even wooden pegs for tents were produced at the plant during the wartime. After the war the bus production resumed: new models with the hydraulic transmission system Spicer came into being. These buses were the first ones, which bore the trade mark ACF-Brill. In 1954 the interests of the company became so various that it changed the name for ACF Industries Inc. All told, 5738 ACF-Brill buses were built during the period between 1945 and 1953. Then the company concentrated its activity on railroad goods wagons, which it has been doing till now.

ACF 60’ Auto Parts Box Cars

Atlas O has released American Car & Foundry 60’ Auto Parts Boxcars in both Double Door and Single Door versions.

In the post was years, the manufacturing of automobiles had become a giant industry. Both the number of automobile types and models had increased dramatically and with it the need to transport thousands of automotive parts from the factories to the assembly lines located throughout the country.

For the railroads, the moving of auto parts was good business, but it was also very frusta ring. Freight cars had to be dedicated by the railroads to carry specific auto parts such as fenders or wheels and were fitted with special loading devices, bulkheads, crossbars, or other interior fixtures making them highly specialized cars capable of hauling only that specific load. In some cases, railroads had specialized freight cars that were making less than a dozen revenue hauls a year!

These were expenses that neither the automobile companies, nor the railroads wished to continue to incur and by the early 1960s, they had joined together to encourage the rail car manufacturers to develop a new type of auto parts car. This cooperative effort resulted in the creation of two standard car styles: an 86’ hicube boxcar for carrying low density parts such as sheet metal body stampings, and a 60’ car for transporting high density items such as castings and transmission assemblies.

The most significant feature of the new designs was that these cars had no interior fittings. Auto parts were load into containers or onto wire racks that could be easily loaded and unloaded by forklift. Once empties, the containers would be returned to the boxcars for reuse, thereby allowing the cars to be used more efficiently.

It is the later 60’ style auto parts box car that Atlas O has chosen for their recent Big o rolling stock release. The car is available in a single and a double door version. Roadnames being offered for the single door version are: Baltimore & Ohio, Erie Lackawanna, Norfolk & western, and Western Maryland. The double door version comes decorated for: Grand Trunk Western, Rio Grande, Southern and Union Pacific. Undecorated cars are available for both door arrangements.

The Atlas O car is based specifically on the American Car & Foundry’s Precision Design 60’ auto parts boxcar. The Precision Design series came about in the mid 1960s and was ACF’s effort to redesign their 50’ and 60’ cars, thus creating a better boxcar. The use of stronger steel types, reduced weight, and a new standard underframe that could be easily adjusted for higher or lower floor loading capacities were some of the features the new design boasted.

One of the easiest spotting features of the relatively smooth sided, ACF built Precision Design car is the unusual indented, waffle side panels located next to the doorways. The 60’ cars were offered with three different door configurations: a single 10’ door opening: a 16’ door openings centered on the car side, or a 16’ door opening offset to one side. A few cars were very well equipped with plug doors.



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MessagePosté le: Sam 12 Juil - 09:40 (2014)    Sujet du message: 60’ Auto Parts Box Cars Répondre en citant

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