It doesn’t take a trained eye to see how auto makers would benefit from rail cars that can accommodate sedans, pickups or SUVs with (almost) the flip of a switch. Union Pacific Corp., North America’s largest auto carrier, today unveils a new rail car, dubbed AutoFlex, that can be converted within 24 hours to carry vehicles with multiple body styles. Currently, it can take months for the railroad industry to maneuver its rail-car fleet to meet unexpected demand for one kind of vehicle ...

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