Corvette plant in Bowling Green

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Corvette plant in Bowling Green

Postby dhaugh » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:23 pm

This summer I toured the Corvette manufacturing plant in Bowling Green KY & noted that while there are tracks running past behind the plant, there are no apparent tracks into the plant. Does CSX load Corvettes elsewhere at all, or is this all truck business? Same for inbound loads?
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Re: Corvette plant in Bowling Green

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:30 pm

Believe GM's Bowling Green Assembly Plant is totally truck supported,both in and out bound.
That might include the "service"(repair)parts.
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Re: Corvette plant in Bowling Green

Postby docsteve » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:55 pm

Just off the top of my head, I'm not sure a Corvette could be loaded or unloaded from a multi-level car using ramps.

A couple of years ago I had to transport mine, so I rented a trailer from U-Haul. They first asked me if I was moving a Corvette, and then told me to review the special procedures on thier website. The problem is the long, low nose.

I think they have a bit more leeway in adjusting the truck ramps, keeping them flatter.

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Re: Corvette plant in Bowling Green

Postby sd80mac » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:20 pm

no company want to put their high end on trains. they don't trust them to haul their high end vehicles safe and undamaged..

I worked at one of these unloading area and I never seen any expensive vehicles such as corvette, Porsche, lexus, etc... I asked and they told me that they transport these in the enclosed trucks (the one you see articulated trucks with tarp around the trailers).
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Re: Corvette plant in Bowling Green

Postby RichM » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:41 am

FWIW, years ago they moved by rail... I vividly recall seeing the 1974's moving along the West Shore near the NY/NJ border. Open three deck carriers. First time I saw the "pushed in" rear end design. But that was at latest four body style changes ago.
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