The American Freight Train

The American Freight Train

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Photohistory examines the use of trains as freight haulers over the course of one and a half centuries. Depicts and explains the evolution of boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, refrigerator cars, tanks cars, ore jennies, auto-rack transports and more.Air brakes were fine for passenger trains, where the car fleets were small, but for the thousands of everyday freight cars, the hand brakes worked ... below left: For safety and ease of parts replacement, a modern aquot;26Laquot; airbrake system was applied to Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. ... BELOwJhis diagram, fitted aquot;The Westinghouse Plain Automatic Air Brake, 1 872, aquot; depicts the system that revolutionized theanbsp;...

Title:The American Freight Train
Author:Jim Boyd
Publisher:Motorbooks International - 2001


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