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Switch to Aluminum

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1955 to 1961


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“Switch to Aluminum,” Alcan 16mm Film Catalogue Addendum (Montreal: Aluminum Company of Canada, Limited: c.1960), 2.
“The story of the development of aluminum railway covered hopper cars.
The description begins with the first use of aluminum in conventional design cars in Jamaica for Aljam and later in Canada for the Du Pont Company.
The film then describes the introduction of the tank-hopper by the CNR and R&S showing the construction and testing of the four original cars."