An engineering history of American passenger cars from the inception of railroads to the present. The development of wheels, trucks, couplers and other components is outlined. The evolution from wood to metal cars is described. The fully annotated, well-illustrated work, in addition to all its mechanical details, discusses the business and social aspects of rail travel and their impact on passenger accommodations from the first cars based on stage-coach design to contemporary lightweight equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smithsonian Associates

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    Washington, DC  United States  20560
  • Authors:
    • White Jr, J H
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  • Accession Number: 00195697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM