locked An auto parts example and request for information


George Eichelberger
 

I have attached one of many items in the SRHA archives that document Southern's business carrying auto parts. Because of the Ford and GM assembly plants in Atlanta, Southern participated in equipment "pools" for shipments from various parts plants. Pooled cars were assigned to specific locations, many times because they were specially equipped to handle whatever was produced there.

Cars could be loaded for any assembly plant. Revenue mileage was equalized by the number of cars each road had in the pool.

Attached is a July 16, 1964 memo about 50' cars being replaced by Hy-cube cars for the Chevrolet plant inFlint, MI.

If anyone has any knowledge or information on auto parts or finished auto movements they can share, please ket me know.

Ike

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