American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover

American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover

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American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin Soft Cover
 
American Passenger Train Equipment 1940s-1980s by Patrick Dorin
Soft Cover
126 pages
Copyright 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgements4
Introduction5
Chapter 1Baggage, Mail and Express Cars6
Chapter 2Combination Passenger - Mail and Baggage Cars22
Chapter 3Coaches and Chair Cars28
Chapter 4Commuter Coaches44
Chapter 5Parlor Cars50
Chapter 6Dining and Lounge Cars56
Chapter 7Sleeping Cars68
Chapter 8Dome Cars78
Chapter 9Cafand More86
Chapter 10Observation Cars92
Chapter 11The Post 1970s Era100
Chapter 12Business and Inspection Cars118

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this book is to illustrate with photos, drawings and other information for the different types of passenger cars in operations from the 1940s and into the 1980s, when this type of equipment began operating on Amtrak trains. The book also takes a look at some of the Alaska Railroad passenger equipment, some of which was purchased from other railroads; and new passenger cars with the same type of interior and exterior designs and size. The illustrations include information such as dimensions, passenger seating capacities, heating and air-conditioning systems, and the types of train services. Each chapter explores the various types of equipment in each category.
Beginning in the late 1930s, the new streamlined, lightweight passenger equipment was in the process of being designed and moving forward for production by a number of companies. These included Pullman Standard, American Car and Foundry and the Budd Company, to name a few that were in operation in North America. The steel cars had been in production since before the 1920s, and were the base design for new passenger equipment into the mid-1930s, when the first streamlined cars began to be placed in operation. In fact, some of the first streamliners that went into operation by the late 1930s included trains such as the Milwaukee Road Hiawathas and the Burlington Route Zephyrs.

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