The American Freight Train

The American Freight Train

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Photohistory examines the use of trains as freight haulers over the course of one and a half centuries. Depicts and explains the evolution of boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, refrigerator cars, tanks cars, ore jennies, auto-rack transports and more.Air brakes were fine for passenger trains, where the car fleets were small, but for the thousands of everyday freight cars, the hand ... BELOwJhis diagram, fitted aquot; The Westinghouse Plain Automatic Air Brake, 1 872, aquot; depicts the system thatanbsp;...

Title:The American Freight Train
Author:Jim Boyd
Publisher:Motorbooks International - 2001


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