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  • Railway Prototype Cyclopedia 11

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia, or 'RP CYC' for short, is a continuing series of soft cover, perfect-bound books that provides invaluable information in a single source with a focus on railroad equipment built or in use during the 1920s through 1950s. This was the "Golden Age" of railroads when steam locomotives and first generation diesels ruled.  Included are articles on freight and passenger cars, locomotives, and structures. Some articles include information about selected scale models that relate to the subject. RP CYC provides high quality, large format photographs of the prototype equipment and scale models. Every photograph selected for publication is large enough for you to see as much detail as possible. Photographs include those taken by the builders as well as in-service mainly during the 1920s through 1950s and occasionally the 1960s. The articles are also supported with technical data including applicable plans, diagrams, and comprehensive roster information. Contents: Six Pullman Lightweight Passenger Cars. Presented are four selected groups of Pullman lightweight streamline passenger cars, two of which had specific variations to make six unique arrangements. The four main groups discussed include selected Pullman-Standard 10-5, Pullman-Standard 6-6- 4, Pullman-Standard 4-4-2, and Budd 10-6 sleeping cars. The prototype versions match, to an extent, HO-scale models available from Walthers. Also included in this volume is information that applies to virtually all lightweight sleeping cars with comprehensive attention paid to the underbody equipment. There are summaries and detailed descriptions, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables of Pullman's sleeping car accommodations, materials used to construct lightweight cars, electrical systems, air-conditioning systems, heating systems, braking systems, trucks, hand brakes, draft gear and couplers, steam connections, as well as a few other miscellaneous topics. Numerous builders' photos and in-service photos, some in landscape format, are provided. 2005 RP CYC Publications. Card covers. VG, spine sunned. 112pp. S8-PJNM-ZEQG

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Railway Prototype Cyclopedia 11

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