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Rail - Passenger Car - Heavyweight - Combine
Name Passenger Car, Heavyweight, Combine
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Heavyweight
Variety Combine
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)



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History: Heavyweight Passenger Cars were the prevalent style of railcars used for passenger service during the interwar period. They were constructed of concrete, wood and steel. They were much heavier than modern passenger cars due to the materials used in their construction. They were so heavy that they ofthen (but not always) required three-axle bogies to support them.

A combine car in North American parlance, most often referred to simply as a combine, is a type of railroad car which combines sections for both passengers and freight. Most often, it was used on short lines to carry passengers and their luggage, as a full car would not have been cost effective. One half (or less) of the car is built like a baggage car while the other half of the car is a regular passenger car. This type of combine is referred to as a coach-baggage. Another common type of combine in railroad use was the coach-RPO. A portion of this type of car was configured as a railway post office while the rest of the car was configured as a coach.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-03-14 19:31:52. Last edited by gdm on 2018-03-18 07:39:05

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