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Rail - Passenger Car - Common Standard - 60 Foot Baggage

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Name Passenger Car, Common Standard, 60' Baggage
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Common Standard
Variety 60 Foot Baggage
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Year(s) of Production 1909-1940



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History: These cars were seen on railroads across North America. Harriman cars were developed during the time of Edward Henry Harriman, who controlled the Chicago & Alton Railroad, the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, the Illinois Central, the Central of Georgia, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Wells Fargo Express Company, and directed the development of the "Common Standard Specifications" among the Associated Lines. This set of specifications allowed parts to be shared across all Harriman-controlled railroads, allowing economical bid prices due to the sheer size of standardized orders, standardized part inventories and methods for car repair.

These cars were designed with the a distinctive arched roof and diamond underframe crossbearers. The Arched Roof construction handled rainy weather better than clerestoy design - once lighting and ventilation problems were solved. Non-Harriman Arched Roof cars, while similar, had fished-belly underframes developed by Pullman Mfg. Co. and copied by others. Some of these 60-ft cars remained in use until the advent of Amtrak while others became maintenance-of-way cars.

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Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-07-30 12:43:24. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-07-30 12:57:06

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