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The railroad passenger car

August Mencken

The railroad passenger car

an illustrated history of the first hundred years, with accounts by contemporary passengers.

by August Mencken

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Published by Johns Hopkins Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- United States -- Passenger-cars,
    • Railroads -- United States -- Passenger traffic

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF455 .M4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination209 p.
      Number of Pages209
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6226730M
      LC Control Number57013290
      OCLC/WorldCa1239939

      The American Railroad Passenger Car mobi With clarity and precision White explains the methods of construction of wood iron steel and aluminum cars. He traces the evolution of wheels and brakes dining cars and sleeping compartments. part - railroad workplace safety (§§ - ) part - railroad freight car safety standards (§§ - ) part - special notice and emergency order procedures: railroad track, locomotive and equipment (§§ - ) part - railroad operating rules (§§ - ).

      The American Railroad Passenger Car recaptures the lost, but not-too-distant past when 98 percent of all intercity travel in the United States was by rail. It documents in extraordinary detail the ingenuity and splendor of the classic trains as well as the rattle and clatter, the dust and cinders of early rail travel. An unparalleled record of 5/5(1). RDG Co. Multiple Unit (MU) Power Car, # # at Leesport yard, April (photo courtesy Mike Shirk) Reading’s original fleet of electric-powered cars were purchased in and '30 for service on the busy commuter lines radiating from Philadelphia.

      RAIL PASSENGER CARS. ACMU. Amfleet. Arrow I/II/III. Astra-Dome. Baggage Car. Beaver Tail. Big Dome. Bluebird Compartment Car Bombardier BiLevel Coach. Bombardier Double-Deck Coach. Bombardier MultiLevel Coach. Brill Bullet. Budd Metroliner. Budd RDC. Budd M1 and M3 Railcars. Budd-Michelin Rubber-Tired Railcars. Budd Silverliner. Budd SPV   The car-builder's dictionary: an illustrated vocabulary of terms which designate American railroad cars, their parts, attatchments, and details of construction. Five thousand six hundred eighty-three illustrations.


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