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The American railroad passenger car

Author: John H White
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1978.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology, new ser., no. 1.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, John H., 1933-
American railroad passenger car.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1978
(OCoLC)561338270
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H White
ISBN: 0801819652 9780801819650
OCLC Number: 2798188
Description: xii, 699 pages : illustrations ; 33 cm.
Contents: Preface --
The day coach in the wooden era : 1830 to 1910 representative cars --
The day coach : era of the metal car --
First-class travel : sleeping cars --
First-class travel : parlor, dining, and private cars --
Passenger car accommodations : from decoration to vestibules --
Head-end cars : baggage express, combination, emigrant, and mail cars --
Running gears --
Self-propelled cars and motor trains --
Appendix A: Biographical sketches of car designers and builders --
Appendix B: Statistics --
Appendix C: American railroad car chronology.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology, new ser., no. 1.
Responsibility: John H. White, Jr.
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