Capable of traveling on road or rail, the Evans Auto-Railer offered one possible solution to America’s transportation needs in the Thirties.
With headquarters in the elegant Union Guardian Building in downtown Detroit and factories in Plymouth, Michigan and elsewhere, the Evans Products Company was a diverse enterprise that manufactured everything from railroad cars to tricycles. In that regard the company was much like its founder and chief executive Edward S. Evans, a Motor City inventor and businessman whose interests were equally diverse, from aviation to wood processing. (Evans Products manufactured the famed Eames molded plywood chairs.) His son, Robert B. Evans, would later become a major shareholder and chairman of American Motors.