Train Shed Cyclopedia #79 Freight & Passenger Cars Shops & Terminal 1940s 50s

Train Shed Cyclopedia #79 Freight & Passenger Cars Shops & Terminal 1940s 50s

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Train Shed Cyclopedia #79 Freight & Passenger Cars Shops & Terminal 1940s 50s

Train Shed Cyclopedia # 79 Freight & Passenger Cars, Shops & Terminals, 1940's & 1950's Part 2 from the Railway Mechanical Engineer. 64 Full-size Pages Reprinted from the Original Edition. Articles include: ACF Talgo Train - The Talgo trains were demonstrated for the first time on for the press on a run over the tracks of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western between Hoboken, N.J., and Dover. This train, based on the Spanish 'Patentes Talgo,' consists of an ACF built locomotive, one baggage unit, and one coach of five units articulated. The car design is unique. The Denver Zephyr After 13 Years of Service - The Stainless steel train renovated after 4.5 million miles of operation shows no signs of deterioration. Lighting A Terminal Yard - Lackawanna photo-electrically controlled installation materially improves working conditions in yard at Hoboken, NJ. It is now neither dangerous nor difficult to walk in the lighted area of the yard. Locomotive operators can see to perform all of their duties without the aid of headlights. Two New Shasta Daylights On the S.P. - All but two of 30 cars built by Pullman Standard to conform to character of other "Daylights". Two cars modernized by railroad. Tourist Car Converted to Baggage Car - Earlier this year, the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Converted a Pullman tourist car, # 1522, built in 1917, into a baggage car equipped with an express-messenger unit. Budd Rail Diesel Car - Stainless car with two power plants and torque converter transmission weighs 112,800 lb. - top speed is 83 mph. Car Inspection and Repair - Hopper Cars converted from Tank Cars Sleeping Cars for the Norfolk & Western - An order of 20 six-double-bedroom ten-roomette cars being built by Budd - Electrical system 110 volts - Air conditioning system normally circulates 100 per cent fresh air. Rotary Snow Plows - With deliveries already made of rotary snow plows to the Union Pacific, Soo Line and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, Lima-Hamilton Corporation introduces a new line of snow plowing equipment and also the first of this kind of equipment manufactured since the war. Twenty-Three Aluminum Sleepers - built by the American Car & foundry Co. for three railroads feature the employment of one design with a minimum of variations in some of the mechanical features. Each car has 4 bedrooms and 12 roomettes. Bay Window Cabooses - The New York Central has recently received from Dispatch Shops, a lot of 103 bay window cabooses of modern design. The cars are equipped with Barber Bettendorf swing motion caboose trucks, Waugh twin cushion draft gears and swivel yokes and couplers. Handling Pulpwood in Special Cars - An excellent example of coordinated effort on the part of a railroad, a shipper and a manufacturer with the objective of finding methods to lower the cost of handling commodities is the evolution of pulp wood car design and the development of a special car dumper worked out by joint efforts of the Bangor & Aroostook, the Great Northern Paper Co. and the Magor Car Corporation. Twin-Unit Diner with All-Electric Kitchen - Pennsylvania application has demonstrated the practicability of using axle generators and batteries to develop the large power.