Modern Railroads 1969 October Mini-Max box car  Penn Central Santa Fe ACI

Modern Railroads 1969 October Mini-Max box car Penn Central Santa Fe ACI

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Modern Railroads 1969 October Mini-Max box car Penn Central Santa Fe ACI
 
Modern Railroads 1969 October  LOOSE COVER
News
ICC Freight Car Rules Spark Discussion  Rail Haul of Trash Fails in San Francisco . 11
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL COMMENT: The Opportunity in People-Carrying  53
INSIDE TRACK: Frisco's Grayson: "Let's Talk About Our Bright Spots."  47
WASHINGTON REPORT: Nixon's Ideas on ICC 43
PUBLISHER'S NOTEBOOK: The Railroads and Ecology 126
Features
WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING WITH ACI By Edward T. Myers  56
Over 40 percent of active cars are labeled for automatic car identification, and 42 scanners are in operation on 13 North American railroads
CP RAIL GETS HEAD START ON ACI By Robert Roberts 61
After extensive field tests of scanning and transmission equipment under a variety of conditions, CP Rail is confident of the usefulness of ACI
MODIFIED LOADER CLEARS WP SWITCHES By Edward T. Myers  65
Versatile off-track wheel loaders have been adapted to keep the single track line through Western Pacific's Feather River canyon free of rock falls, mud slides, and snow
OPERATIONS PLANNING EXPEDITES PC FR EIGHT By Robert Roberts  70
Penn Central's Operations Planning Group has assumed a key role in high-level advance planning leading to development of new terminal and operations procedures
A&A STEAM TRAIN SAVES FREIGHT OPERATION By Robert Roberts  76
One of the first lines to dieselize in the 1940's, the Arcade & Attica in upstate New York found new life in the 1960's by establishing a steam passenger run that provided profits for modernizing the freight operation
SANTA FE PROPOSES "COAXIAL TRAIN"  83
Santa Fe has unveiled a model of an integral train with a flexible, continuous center sill extending through its entire length, with no drawbars or couplers, and using modular wheel assemblies rather than conventional trucks.
SPRUCE UP NEW HAVEN CAR FLEET By Robert Roberts  85
With consolidation of heavy locomotive repairs elsewhere, Penn Central uses the New Haven repair shops to rebuild passenger cars; as a result, on-time performance of the NH trains is improving as repairs are performed more quickly
"MINI-MAX" BOXCAR IS ALL-DOOR  89
A special purpose car developed jointly by General Mills and United States Railway Equipment Co. and designed to carry a wide variety of low density products is now in regular round-trip rail service


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