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Railroading from the head end

S. Kip Farrington

Railroading from the head end

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Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co. in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- United States,
    • Railroads

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] S. Kip Farrington, jr.
      LC ClassificationsTF23 .F3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, [1] p., 1 l., 296 p. incl. front., tables, diagrs.
      Number of Pages296
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6449236M
      LC Control Number43002843

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A control car, cab car (in the United States and Canada), control trailer (in Australia and New Zealand), or driving trailer (in United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia) is a generic term for a non-powered railroad (US) or railway (UIC) vehicle that can control operation of a train from the end opposite to the position of the can be used with diesel or electric motive power.

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