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Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 35. Note: Contents of this book is listed in photo above. Standard Box Car of 1937. This volume will follow the appearance and standards of the.
With photographs, text, rosters and drawings. Was so common they were seen on railroads of all sizes and in all regions of North America.
Photographs, text, rosters and drawings of this basic building block of box car history. Is a special super-sized edition comprising 385 pages, which contain much useful prototype information in. One extensive, comprehensive article on the following subject.A part of the continuing series covering 20th. Century American box, automobile, and refrigerator car designs, the 385-page article by Pat Wider centers on the Association of American Railroads' Standard Box Car of 1937.
Design of 1937 was a further development of the American Railway Association's Standard Box Car of 1932. Improvements included increased inside dimensions, better riding trucks, standardization of vendor-supplied car body components, improved friction draft gear and automatic air brake systems, longer-lasting wheels, stronger designs and floors, and safer and easier to operate power hand brakes. Brief histories of the standardization and impact of these various sub-systems on the railroad industry through World War II are included as well as descriptions of several post-war developments. This volume provides the ideal prelude to the 6-inch taller A. Alternate standard box cars built during and after the war.
15 historical railroad industry sidebars. Of 10-foot inside height (or slightly less) A. Standard Box Cars of 1937 built from May, 1936, until December, 1948. The article includes much valuable information on the relevant box cars for the following railroads: A&EC, A&WP, ACL, AT&SF, B&O, BM, C&EI, C&O, CG, CGW, CIL, CN, COPR, CP, CR, D&M, DL&W, Erie, FEC, Georgia, GM&O, IHB, ITC, KCS, L&C, L&N, LS&I, LV, M&StL, MEC, NADHM, NC&StL.B&w photos, diagrams, drawings and rosters. Printed on premium semi-gloss paper for photographic enhancement. Heavy Book mails at 4 lbs.
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