This book contains drawings of the equipment that was operating throughout
the New York Central Railroad System in the years leading up to and through
the end of the Great Depression and into most of the Second World War.
The New York Central System ran from the Midwestern US factories and farms
to the embarkation ports of the east coast and as such carried a large amount of
the materials and troops bound for the European and North African theaters of war.
The drawings are essentially blueprints that a skilled employee could recognize, repair, and service equipment that was in service. While much of the equipment
in here was built for the NYC and subsidiary lines some was built by them
in their own shops using their own designs and copies of proven designs.
This data is something that each railroad had on hand for their crews operating
the trains and the shops in the areas concerned. In the case where a derailment occurred and repairs were necessary in other shops, a copy of the folio diagram sheets for the cars concerned often was sent to help restore damaged equipment. Due to the poor quality of the originals many of the folios required editing
Included are all the major car types and subtypes used throughout the system
and interchanged throughout the United States. In most cases this includes tables with car numbers and other specific data for those classes and sub groups.
This book has 80 pages with 278 folios & tables.