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The American railroad passenger car

White, John H.

The American railroad passenger car

by White, John H.

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- United States -- Passenger-cars -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn H. White, Jr.
      SeriesJohns Hopkins studies in the history of technology ;, [new ser., no. 1]
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF455 .W45
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 699 p. :
      Number of Pages699
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4535312M
      ISBN 100801819652
      LC Control Number77001141

      AbeBooks - million books from independent booksellers, including thousands of railroad titles. Alibris - New, used, and out-of-print books from independent sellers, including thousands of railroad titles. Altamont Press - Publishes regional railroad timetables for the Western US, listing stations, mileposts, speed limits, siding lengths, radio frequencies, and more. The American Railroad Passenger Car. Detailed history of the passenger car, originally published as one mighty volume in then reissued in in two more manageable paperback parts. A sequel covered freight cars - "The American Railroad Freight Car".

      The American Railroad Passenger Car mobi With clarity and precision White explains the methods of construction of wood iron steel and aluminum cars. He traces the evolution of wheels and brakes dining cars and sleeping compartments. Preface --The day coach in the wooden era: to representative cars --The day coach: era of the metal car --First-class travel: sleeping cars --First-class travel: parlor, dining, and private cars --Passenger car accommodations: from decoration to vestibules --Head-end cars: baggage express, combination, emigrant, and mail cars --Running gears --Self-propelled cars and motor trains - .

      AARPCO is the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners. This is a Limited Edition book! Private rail car travel provides the ultimate rail travel experience. Filled with color photos of the interior and exterior photos plus text. Also includes passengers, china . Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The American Railroad Passenger Car Paperback Book Part 1 & 2 John H White Jr at the best online prices at Seller Rating: % positive.


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