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Railroad Car Converted Into Mobile Home
Old railroad cars can be converted into solid living quarters that'll stand up to severe weather better than conventional mobile homes.
Robert Alexander, Glenwood, Tex., and his brother Ray, bought an old Santa Fe railroad drover car, once used to haul cattle, for $750. They invested $2,000, and a lot of hard work, to convert the 68-ft. by 10-ft.car into an all-electric home with a bedroom, bath, living room and kitchen.
Robert says the 47,000 lb. weight of the all-metal car allows it to stand-up to the strongest winds. He says the mass of the car helps keep it cool during the summer and warm during winter.

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #1