75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover
75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover
75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover
75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover
75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover
75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover

75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover

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75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company Hard Cover
 
75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company  57 pages.  See the photos- DAMAGED
COMMEMORATING THREE-QUARTERS OF A CENTURY OF PIONEERING 1869-1944
Copyright 1944
A LIVING INVENTION
This is the story of the invention that revolutionized railroad transportation throughout the world, that has been adapted to surface and subway cars, and that is contributing new safety to automotive vehicles traveling the nation's highways.
It is the story of a living invention that started out to solve one problem but whose field of usefulness has been ever-expanding for three-quarters of a century. And the end is not in sight.
It is the story of the air brake.
It is also the story of the company that, in typically American fashion, pioneered until it achieved pre-eminence in its field and continually expanded production until its total out put of air brakes became more than sufficient to equip a train stretching twice around the world.
The major importance of the air brake is that it made transportation safer, more dependable and more economical. It conferred on trains, electric railway cars, and heavy-duty buses and trucks the freedom to go and go fast by giving them the power to stop, and so contributed mightily to the opening up of a vast country to agriculture and industry.
Modern transportation rushes fresh milk to breakfast tables in remotest cities, and speeds vegetables and tree-ripened fruits the year 'round to all the nation from farms and groves and orchards in all areas. It hauls coal hundreds of miles to warm our homes. It transports the raw materials from mines and forests to far-away manufacturing plants that, through mass production, have converted countless conveniences and luxuries into everyday necessities. The work we do, the compensation we receive and the pleasures we enjoy depend largely upon the transportation systems that the air brake helped make possible.
Expanding transportation has stimulated the flow of goods in commerce in such volume and at such low cost that the people of this country have enjoyed for a half-century a standard of living unparalleled by any other nation in history.
And when war jeopardized this standard, it was the American System of Transportation, proving itself capable of moving on time the all-conquering production of American Industry, that has become a decisive factor in the forthcoming victory.


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