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When I was a kid growing up in suburban Detroit in the 1970s I loved seeing new cars on the trains. In those days the autoracks were open like that so you could see the vehicles.
 

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Wow, an old New York Central engine. They merged with the Pennsylvania to form Penn Central in 1968, but ran into financial difficulties soon after, and eventually merged with Conrail. NYC served the Detroit area, so it stands to reason that Mopar would use them to ship cars from their factories.

Note that each rack had 4 cars. When Iacocca was still at Ford, he ordered the Granada and Monarch to be a certain length so that 5 of them could fit on a rack, thus reducing some transportation costs.
 

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When I was a kid growing up in suburban Detroit in the 1970s I loved seeing new cars on the trains. In those days the autoracks were open like that so you could see the vehicles.
Still are in Europe.
 

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Waiting to see a train load of 1963's!!

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Note that each rack had 4 cars. When Iacocca was still at Ford, he ordered the Granada and Monarch to be a certain length so that 5 of them could fit on a rack, thus reducing some transportation costs.
That is also why the K car was shorter than the Chevrolet Citation and the other GM X cars.
 
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