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What the heck is going on in this photo?

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Honestly, I'm asking. :huh:

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The guy in the car doing something? Or the cars themselves? Or everything? I honestly don't know myself, my only guess could be an "inspection".

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That's pretty crazy...I'd assume a railcar judging by the ramps, but I guess it could also be a shipping crate.

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A bit of trivia - the Chevy Vega was designed so that the cars could be shipped standing vertically. It was a way to get more vehicles into a rail car to increase efficiencies in shipping.

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Think it actually saved much money considering special rail cars had to be engineered specifically to ship Vegas, as opposed to just driving them on a conventional tri-level railroad car carrier?

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A bit of trivia - the Chevy Vega was designed so that the cars could be shipped standing vertically.  It was a way to get more vehicles into a rail car to increase efficiencies in shipping.

thats what i was going to suggest... but... it doesnt look like its a very good way to transport things...

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Think it actually saved much money considering special rail cars had to be engineered specifically to ship Vegas, as opposed to just driving them on a conventional tri-level railroad car carrier?

That I don't know, but since it seems everything related to the car turned out to be a disaster for GM, probably not.

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Think it actually saved much money considering special rail cars had to be engineered specifically to ship Vegas, as opposed to just driving them on a conventional tri-level railroad car carrier?

Well, they probably thought the car would be more successful and perhaps even that other models would follow suit, so that the investment in new rail cars would end up paying for itself.

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Still more logical and practical than the Allante fiasco.

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