Rail boxcars and intermodal containers both exhibit a lower emissions profile than trucks; use of either will reduce traffic accidents and damage to freeway pavement; and both offer the flexibility of using a truck at either end of the rail journey.
The 75-minute documentary traces the history of the slaves who arrived in Elgin in 1862 in two boxcars and settled in three blocks on the city's east side and describes how they and their descendants grew to become part of the city.
Pro-Moscow rebels put nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jet into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine yesterday, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation that the site was being tampered with.
Harmon Pollard of 124 North Brookfield Road, East Brookfield, said he's lived there for 44 years, and recalls the time before 1972 when a couple of times a week a locomotive and a couple of boxcars would crawl along the line to Quabaug Rubber.
The name is a humorous reference to the French railroad boxcars used to transport troops to the front; they were stenciled with the numbers 40/8, referring to the number of men or horses each car could hold.