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  Railroad car drawings useful for model building and design
Railroad car drawings useful for model building and design
Reproductions of original passenger car and freight car railroad drawings: use for model building and design
We offer reproductions of original railroad car design and engineering drawings (see below) that were used by railroads to build the full-size cars.
www.livesteamlocomotives.com /railroad_car_drawings.html   (261 words)

  
  Railroad car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A railroad car (or, more briefly, car, not to be confused with railcar), also known as an item of rolling stock, is a vehicle on a railroad (or railway) that is not a locomotive — one that provides another purpose than purely haulage, although some types of car are powered.
In standard gauge cars, seating is usually three, four, or five seats across the width of the car, with an aisle in between (resulting in 2+1, 2+2 or 3+2 seats) or at the side.
Observation cars were built for the rear of many famous trains to allow the passengers to view the scenery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Railroad_car   (1180 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A railroad car, (or, more briefly, car), also known as a item of rolling stock in British parlance, is a vehicle on a railroad or railway that is not a locomotive - one that provides another purpose than purely haulage, although some types of car are powered.
Passenger cars, or coaches, vary in their internal fittings but the vast majority of modern examples consist of a long interior with seats and a central aisle for access.
Freight cars or wagons exist in a bewilderingly wide variety of types, adapted to the ideal carriage of a whole host of different things.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/r/ra/railroad_car.html   (646 words)

  
 Railroad car energy absorption apparatus - usptntsrv
The railroad car energy absorption apparatus includes a spring assembly having an elastomer spring element arranged in operable combination with structure for inhibiting localized heat deterioration of the elastomer spring element.
The present invèntion generally relates to a railroad car energy absorption apparatus and, more particularly, to a railroad car energy absorption apparatus including a spring assembly having an elastomer spring element arranged in operable combination with structure for inhibiting localized heat deterioration of the elastomer spring element.
A railroad car side bearing is typically disposed to opposite sides of a car body between a centerpiece or bolster of a wheeled truck and an underside of the railroad car body.
www.uspatentserver.com /686/6862999.html   (845 words)

  
 Railway Industrial Clearance Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In a schnabel car load, the distance between the two halves of the car, horizontal pin to horizontal pin, not necessarily maximum length of suspended load.
A restriction can be based on several criteria: number of axles per car, weight of load, height of load Above Top of Rail, width of load, length of load, ratio of truck centers or bolster centers to length of load, combined center of gravity of car and load, or other conditions.
Car length over strikers is always greater than length over end sills (car body) but always less than length over pulling faces of couplers.
www.rica.org /ind_info/glossary.html   (4770 words)

  
 RRHX: Railroad Car Ferry Menu
Michigan Railroad car ferries served the Great Lakes for over 100 years, acting as a moveable bridge between Michigan railroad terminals and their counterpart in other states and Canada.
The only railroad car ferry boat still in operation is the Badger from Ludington but it no longer carries railroad cars, must passengers and their motor vehicles.
The majority of railroad car ferry operations criss-crossed Lake Michigan between the ports of Elberta, Ludington, Muskegon and Grand Haven, and were operated by the Pere Marquette, Grand Trunk Western and the Ann Arbor Railroad.
www.michiganrailroads.com /RRHX/Ports-CarFerries/PortMenu.htm   (220 words)

  
 Railroad Shipping
We are the leading provider (if not, the only provider) of railroad equipment this is willing to send you our equipment via railroad thus allowing you to become your own general contractor for the dismantling and shipping of the railroad car(s).
Keep in mind that you will not be allowed to park a railroad car on just about any main line...it's just unheard of anymore, no matter how fast you promise to move the railroad car off the tracks.
Once the railroad car is at your job site you will either want the crane to just get the railroad car off loaded and set on the ground or have the crane set the bridge in place.
www.unitedcapitalllc.com /RR.htm   (841 words)

  
 Railroad car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The sleeping car is a railroad car on a train with sleeping facilities..
Most model railroaders do not understand the process by which a model railroad car or locomotive is decorated,.
Railroad cars built in Wilmington can be found in museums and tourist railroads.
boxaid.com /railroad-car.html   (357 words)

  
 Mackin Bridge - Railroad Car Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This set-in-place bridge is constructed from recycled railroad flat cars.
Because of their design properties, rail cars are economical for single lane bridges.
“Flat” car is an important distinction — box cars with the sides cut off do not supply nearly as much strength.
www.wtp.net /bridges/HTM/railroad.htm   (79 words)

  
 Railroad Ore Car Heaters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Infra-red radiant rays penetrate the outer surfaces of the car and thaw ice and frozen substances within the car in a manner which no other form of heating can do so well.
Coal, ore or other contents of cars may be freed for movement through hopper in as quickly as 20 minutes.
When car reaches dumping point, thaw has been completed and car is ready to dump.
www.heatplus.com /tm.html   (161 words)

  
 San Diego Railroad Museum Railroad Defintions
Railroad definitions included here with permission of Dmitry Zinoviev, the keeper of SEJS and P.
Cars were positioned at end of trains and train crew were to remain off these cars except in performance of duties.
A track on which rail cars are placed for the use of the public in loading or unloading freight.
www.sdrm.org /faqs/defs.html   (3958 words)

  
 COFFEE CREEK - RAILROAD CAR RESTORATION
A small yet symbolic ride as it was the first time we have been on the car moving and the first time the car has been outside without a tarp in over five years.
Cars can legally run only up to 90 mph with cast iron shoes and they are getting more difficult to find.
Installing appliances on a railroad car is always a challenge with only 25" clearance in the halls and windows.
www.coffeecreek.info /restore.html   (2876 words)

  
 Gold Coast Railroad Museum - Ferdinand Magellan
The Ferdinand Magellan is unique among Pullman railroad cars in that it is the only car ever custom built for the President of the United States in the 20th century.
These cars were all placed in the Pullman general service pool at about the same time and were operated by the Pullman Company over many of the nation's railroads.
Two escape hatches were built into the car, one in the ceiling of the observation lounge and one on the side wall of the shower/bath in the Presidential bathroom, near the center of the car.
www.goldcoast-railroad.org /magellan.htm   (652 words)

  
 Railroad car floats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Southern Pacific Railroad transfer boat carrier, New Orleans, La. between 1905 and 1915.
Freight cars are on outer tracks, there appears to be a passenger car on the center track.
In this side view, there are freight cars on the two outer tracks, and passenger equipment on the center track.
neurosis.hungry.com /~ben/float.html   (159 words)

  
 Railroad Passenger Car Alliance Home Page
The Railroad Passenger Car Alliance (RPCA) is an organization of railroad passenger car owners, excursion trip sponsors, tourist line operators, museums, railfan organizations, steam locomotive operators and aficionados of the American railroad passenger car.
Membership is open to all who are dedicated to and interested in the Preservation and Operation of the American Railroad Passenger Car.
New links to Amtrak Private Car Tariffs and Private Car Page.
www.rpca.com   (76 words)

  
 Book List - Railroadiana Online
Railroad Research Publications, 3400 Ridge Road West, Suite 5-266, Rochester, NY 14626.
Railroad Research Publications, 3400 Ridge Road West, Suite 5, Rochester, NY 14626.
Railroads include: Dan Patch Line - Duluth Railroads - Chicago Great Western - Soo Line - Minneapolis and St. Louis - Minnesota and International Falls - Luce Electric Short Line - Minneapolis and Rainy River - Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern - Chicago and Northwestern - Burlington Route - Rock Island and Misc.
www.railroadiana.org /info/pgBookList.php   (1008 words)

  
 Railroad Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The governor left her helicopter for a VIP railroad car that brought her into downtown Ponchatoula to sign a law setting up procedures for the state to close dangerous railroad crossings.
Railroad car Railroad collections At first, he altered existing railroad cars, the first being in September 1858 on 21, Miscellaneous railroad car interiors.
Thomas, met with eight residents of Broken Arrow in a colportage railroad car, The Evangel, on March 19, 1904, to officially form the "Missionary Baptist Church of Broken Arrow." A notice appeared in...
www.mytrainset.com /modeltrains/railroadcar   (994 words)

  
 East Troy Railroad - Car Roster.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Car 13 was one of the units lengthened in the postwar era by the ever-creative Michigan City Shops of the CSSandSB to increase seating, but did not receive the full treatment that included sealed picture windows and air conditioning as did 24 and 25.
Cars 13 and 21 were received in 1998 when a proposed museum operation in Michigan City, Indiana ceased planning.  Car 21 is temporarily in use as the "office car" in the East Troy Shop.  Car 13 entered its second life of passenger service on the ETER on May 6th, 2000.
One of the most unique cars you might see, L-6 is half a flat car deck and half a carbody unit, with a three-ton crane on the open deck and a huge air compressor in the body, making this a vital piece of maintenance-of-way equipment.
www.easttroyrr.org /roster   (2264 words)

  
 S. Berliner, III's Schnabel Railroad Car Page
When the cars are separated and a monster load, usually a giant transformer or a nuclear reactor pressure vessel, is rigidly bolted between the arms, and the trainlines extended under or around the load and connected, the entire set of the two end cars and the load becomes one single car.
At this point, idler cars, cars of spares and tools, passenger cars for the crew, and a caboose are usually added and the consist is ready for over-the-road travel, albeit at greatly restricted speed and clearances.
Most Schnabel cars have an automotive equivalent with dozens of bogies to move the load locally at the delivery site; there is usually a tractor at each end and one such road monster tipped over on a sharp curve on a country road in Texas ca.
home.att.net /~berliner-ultrasonics/rrschnab.html   (2912 words)

  
 History Railroad Baggage Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
History: This car was originally a simple 60 foot baggage car.
railroad car [n] 1) a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad;...
passenger cars for the purpose of training railroad employees on how to operate...
www.vldb04.org /historyrailroadbaggagecar.html   (218 words)

  
 Car Auction
Car Dealers are trained to delay and tire you out to the point where you give in and accept their price just to get out of there.After you make your offer, sales people typically claim they would have to run it by their manager.
Although it is essential to test drive a car before you buy it, remember to not show your absolute love for the car to the salesperson.
Their goal is to get you emotionally attached to the car, so it becomes a must have for you.
carauction3.offer4now.info /auction-car-railroad.html   (724 words)

  
 Can Crush Demo / Tank Car Crush Demo
The most common (and commonly collapsed) railcar is the DOT 111A100 class or commonly called a "general purpose" tank car.
These cars are rated to a test pressure of 100 psig and a minimum burst pressure of 500 psig.
For comparison purposes the "heaviest" pressure car commonly used is a 105J500, rated to a test pressure of 500 psig and a minimum burst of 1250 psig.
www.delta.edu /slime/cancrush.html   (574 words)

  
 Railroad Dining Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Railroad dining car food had previously been a major attraction; the recent changes have...
Board the authentic railroad dining car for a leisurely ride along the Central Michigan countryside while served a elegant four course meal.
Cola was instrumental in acquiring the historical rail car for the enjoyment of museum visitors.
www.mytrainset.com /modeltrains/railroaddiningcar   (872 words)

  
 Car Wash: click here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Car wash equipment manufacturers of mobile, automatic and self serve...
Car wash equipment and car wash systems manufacturers including car wash supply, automatic car wash, waterless car wash, mobile car wash, and truck...
The Car Wash Marketplace, Tommy Car Wash Systems is the industry leader in cutting edge car wash equipment.
www.gpm-sprinklers.com /Definite_Purpose/Car_Wash.html   (177 words)

  
 Railroad Language -- Lingo -- Dictionary
Boomers were railroad workers often in big demand because of their wide experience, sometimes flballed because their tenure of stay was uncertain.
The old term was discarded by railroad officials, probably because it was a butt for jokesters.
FLYING SWITCH—Switching technique in which the engine pulls away from a car or cars she has started rolling, permitting them to be switched onto a track other than that taken by the engine.
www.catskillarchive.com /rrextra/glossry1.Html   (8071 words)

  
 Railroad Car History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
While this will be primarily of interest to railroad historians, I also hope that it will be of use to other historians because photographs which contain identifiable portions of freight and passenger cars can often be dated based on the particular cars they contain.
A number of books have been written specifically about railroad cars, though many are not well known.
You can also see some Allentown area railroad car summaries which include the Central of New Jersey, Delaware & Hudson, Lehigh and Hudson River, Lehigh and New England, Lehigh Valley and Reading Railroads which operated trains into Allentown, PA, during the 1970s.
www.enter.net /~eaneubauer   (397 words)

  
 old time railroad barrel car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
SKANDIA — Cowboys on horses, antique cars, a Boy Scout troop, a jazz band and other attractions filled the streets of Skandia on Saturday as part of the town’s community day parade.
When city cars outlive their utility, Everett hands the keys to a loudmouthed, fast-talking eastside businessman.
Cars and more cars braked along the streets surrounding Central Park on Thursday for the 14th annual Cruisin' Downtown car show.
www.find-old-cars.com /old-time-railroad-barrel-car.php   (765 words)

  
 eBay - railroad car, Model RR, Trains, Transportation items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Old Illinois Central Railroad Boat Tail Observation Car
Shawnee Pottery CABOOSE Railroad CAR Planter AI NR
Mar lines 3552 railroad car T and P 17899 metal
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=railroad+car&newu=1&krd=1   (524 words)

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