HOW SAFE WERE THE MOTOR TRAINS?

This article is a facet of a comprehensive study on the rise and fall of motor trains in the United States. The term "motor train" is used in this article because "motor car" has been used loosely in the railroad literature to designate "motor trains," maintenance-of-way cars, and automobiles and buses. For the purposes of this article, a "motor train" is a passenger train of one, two, or three cars, which is not pulled by a locomotive, but has a self-contained power plant in a vehicle partially devoted to revenue space.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Prosser, R S
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 601-618
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1976 12:00AM