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Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars—cars so durable they rarely needed to be replaced. That durability essentially put the company out of business, and it vanished from the scene as quickly as it had appeared, leaving little behind except its sturdy railway cars. The story of this highly regarded company spans just 16 years, from Niles’s incorporation in 1901 to the abandonment of railway car production and sale of the property to a firm that would briefly build engine parts during World War I. Including unpublished photographs and rosters of railway cars produced by the company and still in existence in railroad museums, Electric Pullman will appeal to railroad enthusiasts everywhere.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-15
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. The Curtain Rises
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. 2. The Catalog
  2. pp. 7-14
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  1. 3. The Cars Roll Out
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. 4. The Slow Decline
  2. pp. 31-47
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  1. 5. A Look Back
  2. pp. 48-69
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  1. 6. Observations
  2. pp. 70-83
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  1. 7. The Survivors
  2. pp. 84-88
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 89-90
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 91-103
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  1. References
  2. pp. 105-108
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 109-113
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253007995
Related ISBN
9780253007902
MARC Record
OCLC
839521819
Pages
136
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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