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The Stronach-Dutton Roadrail System of Traction by R.H. Cash

This little-known railway system was invented around 1913 after the realisation that rails which were heavy enough to carry a locomotive were far stronger than was necessary for wagons or carriages. The idea was that the track would be built in lighter materials with the main weight of the locomotive being carried on road wheels which ran alongside, the loco being located on the rails by small bogies.

The system was promoted in rural areas where savings were necessary to make a railway viable, but despite its ingenuity had little success and disappeared within twenty years. Despite this, the book sheds light on a little-known and intriguing aspect of railways

Code No. 017286, 63 pages, ISBN 9780955432699, $16.99

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