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The American railroad freight car : from the wood-car era to the coming of steel

Author: John H White
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this sequel to his best-selling American Railroad Passenger Car, John White forever changes the freight car's lowly image. Including hundreds of historical photographs and detailed blueprints, The American Railroad Freight Car establishes the sophistication and expertise that marked the development of freight cars in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Along with an overview of freight transportation's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H White
ISBN: 0801844045 9780801844041 0801852366 9780801852367
OCLC Number: 26130632
Description: xi, 644 pages : illustrations ; 33 cm
Contents: Parade of the cars --
The pioneers: American freight cars before 1870 --
Cars for general merchandise, 1870 to 1899 --
Cars for food --
Cars for bulk cargoes --
Cars for special shipments --
Freight car technology --
Early iron and steel cars --
Appendix A: biographical sketches of railroad car builders --
Appendix B: chronology.
Responsibility: John H. White, Jr.
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Sequel to "The American Railroad Passenger Car", this book discusses the railroad history of 19th-century America, the ingenuity of American invention, and the development of highly specialized rail  Read more...

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