By Theodora Kroeber
Frontis. + xi + 292 pp. with various illus., octavo.
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Ellis, former service manager at White, joined EMC in April 1926, and largely created the company’s warranty protection and spare-parts service organization. Ellis established the unit exchange system, in which a railroad turned in a defective part and received a new one immediately, without waiting for the old part to be repaired. With the unit exchange system, railroads usually received their replacement railcar parts within twenty-four hours of placing an order—by chartered plane, if necessary.
Paul run, as well as a Mark Twain Zephyr for service between St.
The Santa Fe, the Chicago and Northwestern, the Rock Island Lines, the Lehigh Valley, and the Northern Paciﬁc each owned twenty-ﬁve or more EMC railcars. Signiﬁcantly, the Burlington and the Santa Fe both became strong supporters of EMC passenger and freight diesel locomotive technology during the 1930s. Altogether, forty railroads used EMC railcars in regular passenger service. This extensive market penetration gave EMC engineers experience in the application of internal-combustion technology to a wide variety of climactic conditions, load factors, and operational requirements.