The Railroad Passenger Car: An Illustrated History of the First Hundred Years, with Accounts Contemporary Passengers by August Mencken

ISBN: 9780801865411

Published: October 11th 2000

Hardcover

209 pages


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The Railroad Passenger Car: An Illustrated History of the First Hundred Years, with Accounts  by  Contemporary Passengers by August Mencken

The Railroad Passenger Car: An Illustrated History of the First Hundred Years, with Accounts by Contemporary Passengers by August Mencken
October 11th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 209 pages | ISBN: 9780801865411 | 10.23 Mb

Railroad travel in the 19th century was often dangerous, dirty and uncomfortable, yet most of the inventions associated with a later era - from sleeping cars to air conditioning - had already made their appearance. This text explores theMoreRailroad travel in the 19th century was often dangerous, dirty and uncomfortable, yet most of the inventions associated with a later era - from sleeping cars to air conditioning - had already made their appearance.

This text explores the contraditions of this key period in railroad history. Drawing on a wide assortment of materials, including drawings from the US Patent Office, first-hand accounts of contemporary passengers, and his own experience as a young civil engineer active in railroad construction, author August Mencken presents the roster of cars in which 19th-century travellers rode and suffered. He presents the weird and ingenious inventions designed to increase both the passengers comfort and the owners revenue, alongside the passengers own comments.



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