Is it true that in the 1996 merger, SP actually took over UP, with SP (the surviving company) renaming
under UP? If so, post-1996 UP is SP under the UP name.
JayBee wrote: ↑Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:26 pm
Then there was the Automotive business, auto parts hauled in from the Midwest, and finished cars hauled out. There were at least four auto assembly plants in California GM had plants at Fremont (Bay Area), Southgate (LA area) and Van Nuys (LA area). Ford had an Assembly plant at Milpitas (Bay area) all of these plants consumed trains of auto parts and shipped out at least a portion of the
finished cars back east. All of these plants closed. The Fremont plant is now owned by Tesla.
Chrysler had a Los Angeles plant
(outside city limits) until 1971, the plant peaked in 1965. One reason for its closure was that "changes in the shipping of new cars, particularly tri-level railroad carriers, made the Los Angeles operation increasingly uneconomical".
Nash Motors was in El Segundo (now a Boeing plant) until 1955, that and the Toronto plant were closed to consolidate in Kenosha after the AMC merger. Kaiser and Studebaker also had assembly facilities at Long Beach. Ford was also in Long Beach. San Jose (Milpitas) built many early Mustangs, including supplying the Shelby fastback shells.
In early years, west coast assembly plants were satellite facilities of Detroit, receiving incomplete knock-down
shells and parts for local assembly.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.