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Re: PC: Review of Athearn's 8-door 86 foot Box

On Mon, 15 Nov 1999 01:37:07 -0500, james.s.torgeson -AT- delphiauto.com wrote:

> I thought 8-door cars were for GM service and 4-door cars were for Ford. I
> know what Chrysler used.
 2 of the 3 carmakers used the same type of car. I may be wrong, but I'm
sure GM and Ford used the 4-door.
 In any event, 8-door cars are very much a minority these days. The
railroads managed to convince all the automakers to use one type of car, the
4-door. Less doors = less breakable railcar parts + less money for repairs.
 Take those 8-door photos while they last.

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