String on early IRT cars

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Allen Hazen
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String on early IRT cars

Post by Allen Hazen » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:11 pm

On the "Locomotives and rolling stock: general discussion" forum a question was asked about the "first all-steel passenger railcar," which may have been (on some decision about what does and doesn't count) IRT 3342 of 1904. I've posted what I could find in two books there: I'm sure there are regulars on this forum who know LOTS more than I do, so feel free to check what I've said and contribute!

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Re: String on early IRT cars

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:09 pm

Gene Samsone of NYCT (who authors the "New York Subways 1867-" series books about all subway and el equipment) notes that at the time the IRT was planning its first cars, the only all-steel cars were experimental coaches built by PRR's Altoona shops. These would likely be the first steel cars.
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Re: String on early IRT cars

Post by Mr rt » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:33 am

IRT 3344 has survived, but in need of a lot of work at Branford, CT

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