Popular Mechanics (South Africa)


Look What’s Happening to Freight Cars!


Rail transport in the US was thriving in the mid ’60s and, along with that, the design and capabiliti­es of freight cars were ever-improving. This article featured numerous rail trucks, detailing their load capacities and innovative designs, one of which – the unique ‘Schnabel’ car – was built to transport

250 US-ton transforme­rs. Others had built-in crane facilities.

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