THE AMERICAN RAILROAD PASSENGER CAR
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.
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Washington, DC United States 20560
- White Jr, J H
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Air conditioning systems; Dining car service; Heating, cooling and ventilation equipment; History; Passenger cars; Passenger comfort; Sleeping cars; Trucks; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger car design; Wheel design
- Subject Areas: Design; History; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00195697
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM