Science Rides the Rails BY J J Pelley Reprinted from Popular Mechanics Magazine

Science Rides the Rails BY J J Pelley Reprinted from Popular Mechanics Magazine

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Science Rides the Rails BY J J Pelley Reprinted from Popular Mechanics Magazine
 
Science Rides the Rails BY J J Pelley Reprinted from Popular Mechanics Magazine Oct 1941 Association of American Railroads 8 npages
WHY didn't the railroads do that years ago?
That seemed to be the universal reaction of the public to the sudden appearance on the American railroad scene, a few short years ago, of the new and colorful streamlined passenger trains.
What the public didn't know, however, was that away back at the turn of the century, the first American streamlined train appeared. Photographs show that this train, the "Adams Windsplitter," bore a remarkable resemblance to present-day streamliners. But at that time scientific tests made with the "Adams Windsplitter" proved it would be a waste of time and money to streamline anything which traveled less than a mile a minute.
Eventually, scientific research and experimentation brought other improvements which made travel at high speeds possible, thus bridging the gap between the experimental streamliner of the 90's and the ones which America has been applauding in recent years.


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