Railbus and Motor Railcar

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Posted by Jones1945 on Monday, November 26, 2018 12:45 AM

Thank you very much for all the information provided, Overmod, Miningman, and Mike. Especially the "1933 Pittsburgh Railway Club proceedings about Autotram". It seems to me that the Autotram project was a high-profile one using a decent engine and car body was designed carefully. It actually achieved something as Overmod stated. The 1930s Cadillac V16 engine probable sound like this: 

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The book can apparently still be found on this page (scroll down for the page listing; they cannily mention no publication data, but provide a link to their e-commerce 'shopping cart'.  In my opinion, this is $16.95 reasonably well-spent.

Thanks for the link! But no discount code for me as a faithful reader of Overmod?! Crying


 

Sky Ride in 1933 Chicago World Fair:

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Posted by Jones1945 on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 7:12 AM

Thank you very much, Vince and Mike! Those are some very informative materials which help our reader to learn about the historical background of the Autotram as well as Eugene Clark and his enterprise. Imagine Clark's Autotram was a commercial success, it would have made his business empire grew even bigger and became a competitor of Pullman and Budd with actual strength. 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Official_proceedings_(1931)_(14780483343).jpg

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, November 29, 2018 9:50 AM

Miningman
Also last link features some overmodulated contraptions for Overmod starting page 458 ' horseless carriages ... '

... of 400 years ago.  What a magnificent find!  I had no idea these existed, all the sweeter because Cassier's I believe carried some coverage of the high-speed NY-to-Philadelphia electric railroad proposal that was ripening just about this time.

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