The American Railroad Passenger Car
By John H., White, Jr   The American Railroad Passenger Car

This softcover book recaptures the lost but not-too-distant past when 98% of all intercity travel in the U.S. was by rail. With clarity and precision, White explains the methods of construction of wood, iron, steel and aluminum cars and traces the evolution of wheels and brakes, dining cars and sleeping compartments. Detailed plans and diagrams accompany 704 pages of text, and appendices contain biographies of coach builders and designers; numerous tables comparing models, materials and prices; a chronology of passenger cars; and an annotated bibliography. 12 1/2 x 10 1/2".

ISBN: 978-0-8018-2747-1

Price: $70.00

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