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Kansas City Southern inspects new rack, flat cars

Kansas City Southern Director of Asset Management Wayne Winkle and Senior Manager of Mechanical Maintenance Ryan Clark recently traveled to Hamilton, Ontario, to inspect the first batch of 200 bi-level rack and flat cars to be manufactured for the Class I by National Steel Car Ltd.

The new cars will be used to protect loadings of finished vehicles in Mexico and help meet automotive demand, railroad officials said in an item posted on the "KCS News" web page.

Each car is designed to haul 10 to 12 large finished vehicles, such as sport utility vehicles, trucks and vans. All 200 cars are slated for delivery to the TTX reload pool by June, KCS officials said.

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