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THE AMERICAN RAILROAD PASSENGER CAR

White, John H., Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0801819652 / ISBN 13: 9780801819650
Verlag: John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 1978
Hardcover
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The railraod cars was the product of many crafts and techniques. The author explains methods of construction in wood, iron, steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. He traces the evolution of such important elements as wheels, brakes, axles and couplers; seating, lighting, heating, ventilation, and water supply; decoration and furnishings. A 699 page history of the American passenger car with numerous pictures, photographs and schematic drawings. Near fine in very good dust jacket with several short tape mended tears. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 39725

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Titel: THE AMERICAN RAILROAD PASSENGER CAR

Verlag: John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

Erscheinungsdatum: 1978

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: First edition, third printing.

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The American Railroad Passenger Car recaptures the lost, but not-too-distant past when 98 percent of all intercity travel in the United States was by rail. It documents in extraordinary detail the ingenuity and splendor of the classic trains as well as the rattle and clatter, the dust and cinders of early rail travel.

An unparalleled record of changes in taste and technology

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. And he follows the revolutions in taste and technology that dramatically altered the appearance of the railroad passenger car over the century and a half that it dominated American travel.

An extraordinary resource for railroad hobbyists

Detailed plans and diagrams accompanying the text make it possible for model-builders to reconstruct many famous passenger cars themselves. Appendixes contain biographies of coach builders and designers; numerous tables comparing models, materials, and prices; a chronology of passenger cars; and an annotated bibliography.

About the Author:

John H. White, Jr., formerly Curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, has written eight books and more than one hundred articles on American railroad technology.

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