The Electric Pullman

The Electric Pullman

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Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car a Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1, 000 electric and steam railway carsa€”cars so durable they rarely needed to be replaced. That durability essentially put the company out of business, and it vanished from the scene as quickly as it had appeared, leaving little behind except its sturdy railway cars. The story of this highly regarded company spans just 16 years, from Nilesa€™s incorporation in 1901 to the abandonment of railway car production and sale of the property to a firm that would briefly build engine parts during World War I. Including unpublished photographs and rosters of railway cars produced by the company and still in existence in railroad museums, The Electric Pullman will appeal to railroad enthusiasts everywhere.A History of the Niles Car aamp; Manufacturing Company Lawrence A. Brough ... The cars Niles built were used in a variety of service modes: city, suburban, and interurban, as well as freight. ... Although Niles produced an extensive catalog of car body designs, there is no evidence that Niles had a significant design department.

Title:The Electric Pullman
Author:Lawrence A. Brough
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2013-04-18


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