The designers of rolling stock in the U.S.A. are following two distinct trends. On one hand, the double-deck "dome" coaches with central dome section for scenic observation have developed on some lines to coaches in which the upper deck runs from end to end. The other trend is that of the ultra-lightweight coach, lower in height and very considerably lighter than the previous standard vehicles, and, in most cases embodying radical departures from standard designs. Specific trains mentioned are the "Aerotrain," the "Jet-Rocket", the "Train X", the "Hot Rod", and the "Pioneer III", among others. All are designed toward improved passenger service in order to cut down the severe losses being sustained in passenger operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1956-12-14

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  • Accession Number: 00039665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM