Clark Autotram - The 100 mile an hour Railroad Passenger Vehicle

Clark Autotram - The 100 mile an hour Railroad Passenger Vehicle Battle Creek Michigan

Stock #: 219472
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Battle Creek
State: Michigan (MI)
County: Calhoun
Publisher: A Souvenir Post Card of the Autotram Century of Progress
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Streamlined - Autotram is a full streamlined, railway passenger vehicle. Aluminum - Body and center beam of strong, light, aluminum alloys. Power - Direct gas power by 16 cylinder engine with mechanical drive and special hydraulic clutch. Resilient Wheels - Autotram equipped with Clark-Goodrich resilient wheels with steel tires of standard A. R. A. contour: resilient wheels dampen rail shocks. Insulation - Body completely insulated against heat, vibration and noise. Permanently sealed, double plate and safety glass windows. Control - Car carries special electric signal apparatus assuring positive operation of all automatic railway signal devices. Capacity - This model carries 40 passengers with conventional seating arrangement. (Larger model seats 72.) Speed - Capable of speeds up to 100 m. p. h. as specified. Air Conditioned - Car equipped with forced ventilation; heated in winter and cooled in summer. Cab - Engineer has 180* full vision through six safety glass windows. "Dead man" control on throttle. Brakes - Fully automatic air brakes operating on all wheels and inter-connecting with modern railway equipment. Acceleration - Capable of extremely rapid acceleration and deceleration (quick get-away an rapid stopping.) Clark Equipment Co. Battle Creek, Mich. Note - This particular car has had seven months' service in operation