Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years by Martin Robert Karig III Dust Jacket
Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years by Martin Robert Karig III Dust Jacket
Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years by Martin Robert Karig III Dust Jacket
Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years by Martin Robert Karig III Dust Jacket

Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years by Martin Robert Karig III Dust Jacket

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Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years by Martin Robert Karig III Dust Jacket
 
Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years by Martin Robert Karig III Dust Jacket
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 2007
By Robert Karig III
420 pages
Over 600 photos and drawings
If steam powered the industrial revolution then it was coal that fueled it. Thus begins Coal Cars The First Three Hundred Years, Bob Karigs landmark book on the multitudinous variety of railroad cars that transported that valuable black diamond commodity from mine to market. Coal was essential to the economy of the United States and these coal cars were essential to the business of the railroads that hauled it.
Karig begins with a history of the development of the U.S. coal fields and the transportation system that served them. He then traces the history and evolution of coal cars from their earliest use in England until the end of the steam era for American railroads.
This comprehensive book includes extensive design specifications and drawings as well as a complete history of the various safety and mechanical appliances used on coal cars. It concludes with a 100 page photographic essay that vividly illustrates the 300 year development described in the text. Essential reading for all those interested in railroads, railroad history, the history of technology, and model railroading.

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