Trains and Technology: Cars

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University of Delaware Press, Feb 1, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
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Volume 2 of Trains and Technology is devoted to railroad cars of nineteenth-century America. Since the variety of cars used during the nineteenth century was huge, the book is divided into three sections -- passenger, freight, and nonrevenue cars. The easily understood, jargon-free discussions and explanations throughout the book are accompanied by over 225 illustrations and accurate scale drawings of the various equipment.
  

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Contents

Passenger Cars From Imlay Coach to Pullman Palace
11
Combination Cars for Passengers and Portmanteaus
46
Sleeping Cars and Others
48
Other Passenger Consist Cars
70
Passenger Car Features
81
Freight Cars From Cab to Caboose
98
Gondola and Hopper Cars
105
Boxcars
116
Cabooses
145
Nonrevenue Cars For Workin on the Railroad
149
Fighting the White Invader
161
Other Track Maintenance Cars Dlst Sprinklers One of the annoyances associated with railroad
173
Rolling Stock for Operations Support
175
Miscellaneous NonRevenue Cars
180
Mastering Mass and Momentum Trucks Brakes and Couplers
182
Notes
233

Flat Cars
125
Tank Cars
129
Refrigerator Cars
133
Stock Cars
142

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Anthony J. Bianculli is a mechanical engineer with extensive and varied experience in a Fortune 500 company.

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