Recycling a Railcar Classic (14032)
By James Borland, reprinted from Nickel, Vol. 10 (4), 1995. There may be no better testimonial to the quality and longevity of stainless steel railcars than this award-winning modernization program of Canada's transcontinental passenger fleet. Via Rail, Canada's publicly owned passenger rail company, decided to refurbish its 40-year-old transcontinental fleet of stainless steel railcars and got more than it bargained for -- more efficiency, more cost savings and more customer satisfaction.