As long ago as the late 1920's experimental railway coaches, constructed in aluminum, were put into service and remained in use for more than 30 years. The 25 percent saving in weight conferred many advantages but the cost of aluminum at that time was a severe disadvantage. This state of affairs no longer exists as is explained in this article which describes in detail modern methods of railway-coach and freight-car manufacture.

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    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill
    Surrey RH1 1QS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dean, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Sheet Metal Industries
    • Volume: 53
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited
    • ISSN: 4E

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM