Train Shed Cyclopedia #85 Freight Passenger Cars Shops & Terminals 1940s 1950s

Train Shed Cyclopedia #85 Freight Passenger Cars Shops & Terminals 1940s 1950s

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Train Shed Cyclopedia #85 - Freight & Passenger Cars, Shops & Terminals, 40’s & 50’s (Part 3) from the Railway Mechanical Engineer
64 Full-size pages reprinted from the original edition

Contents of this issue:
The Lackawanna’s Diesel shop at Scranton, PA.; Method of handling power; an enlarged drawing of the parts reconditioning and cleaning departments, the electricians room, machine shop and offices. - Drawing of the layout of the Lackawanna Diesel-electric Locomotive repair shop. Maintenance Methods. Cleaning Practices. Cylinder head assembly. Connecting Rods - Connecting Rod Bearings. Cylinder Liners and Assemblies. Blowers, Injectors and water pumps. Maintenance in Yard and Shop.
Design for a Small Shop-A suggested layout for a diesel servicing shop on a small road in which car repair work must also be taken care of. - Service track in main shop; The engine Maintenance shop; Drawing of the Arrangement of departments and facilities for combined Diesel and car repair shop. The electric shop. Heavy car repairs.
New Trains for “ Sunset Limited”. All new Budd-built cars are installed by the Southern Pacific -Car Bodies of girder construction - Train power generated at 110 volts. The Car structures. Principal dimensions and weights of the Sunset Limited cars. The Pride of Texas coffee-shop-lounge - Pictures and scale drawings of layout. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment. Scale drawings of layouts for divided chair car, 44 passenger chair car. Folding shelves in the baggage cars, Baggage dormitory car. Partial List of materials and equipment on the Budd-Built “Sunset Limited”. Scale drawings of the French Quarter Lounge, The Dining Car. Real sleeping car. Pictures of the Interior of the French Quarter Lounge, The dining cars are decorated with Audubon bird groups, hand painted in colors. The Feature Cars. The Chair Cars and sleepers. The Head end cars.
Union Pacific gets New Freight Cars.
Pictures of : application of one of the box car side doors, use of paint spray gun in stenciling one of the new cars, initial step in assembling one of the new U.P. Box cars. Pictures of: How a car side is applied to the under frame, The smooth floor and inside lining appeal to shippers, Assembly and application of the riveted steel roof.
Pressed Steel Develops Molded Car.
Pictures of: Exterior view of the Unicel 50-ton, 50 ½ Ft. Refrigerator box car. Drawings of how the unisorb draft-sill assembly is incorporated in the Car structure. Pictures of the laminated floor unit. Drawing of Structural features. Picture of Close-up view of the new four-wheel box-express car truck equipped with single brakes. Construction of the car. Floating draft Still. Car Design thoroughly tested. Common wealth B-X type truck.
Burlington Gallery Suburban Cars - Upper levels seat 52 passengers; the main floor 96 - Entrance through Center vestibule - Air Conditioned - Built by Budd. No Gallery floor supports - Scale drawing of the Cross-section of the Burlington gallery car. Air conditioning and heating-Electrical Equipment-Four-Wheel Trucks - Pictures of the Parcel racks for the gallery seats are over the center aisle ceiling - Looking through the vestibule. Partial list of materials and equipment of the C.B.&Q. Gallery-Type suburban cars. Pictures: Side doors open pneumatically-Looking toward the end of the car-Luggage is stored under the gallery stairway.
General American Trans-Flo Car for Bulk Transportation - A covered hopper for flour, plastics and dry chemicals loads by gravity and unloads pneumatically with protection from infestation and contamination. Pictures of the car, hatches, unloading nozzle, Picture of the General American laboratory installed at the East Chicago plant to solve problems such as the bulk handling of dry, granular or powdered materials in a railroad car.
C. & N. W. dieselizes Gas-Electric Motor Car.
Picture of the Diesel motor car, passenger compartment.
Layout for Sand-Blasting Cars-A description of the shop facilities used by the Southern at Spencer, N. C., for sandblasting preparatory to painting. Picture of the Sandblasting area. Picture of the top half of both the sides and ends of the cars are sand-blasted easily and safely from the scaffolding. Picture of the end scaffolding showing the hinged supports and the counterweight.
Dome Cars for the ‘Super Chief’ -Distinctive Turquoise Room provides highly attractive additional feature in car for the Santa Fe. Picture of the Dome-Lounge car, Seating in the dome, and Scale drawing. The article covers Dome car construction, Superstructure details, End Equipment insulation, Electrical Equipment, Trucks.
Facilities for Diesel Repairs The considerations involved in the layout and operation of shops for diesel maintenance are discussed with relation to the facilities required. Pictures include: Seven stall roundhouse, inspection pit tracks, heavy repair section. Drawings of the equipment arrangement, working platforms.
Dust Guard plugs-
A Flat car with 500,000 lb. capacity. Pictures of the car. Scale drawings.
Experimental Sand handling Car.
1951 Interchange rules.
The Southern’s Diesel Electrical Repair shop.
An explanation of the requirements of a diesel locomotive electric shop and a description of the facilities installed to meet those requirements. Scale drawings of the shop and equipment layout.
Milwaukee Modernizes Its Wheel Shop
Excellent results secured with modern monorail system, revised shop layout and only a few new machine tools. Pictures and drawings of the shop and equipment layout.
Covered Hoppers Built by A.C.F.
Two-compartment cars have capacity of 70 tons and weight 50,700 lb., light. Article includes pictures.
Nickel Plate Moves into New Calumet Terminal
Pictures and track layouts.