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PC: Stainless and Aluminum
- Subject: PC: Stainless and Aluminum
- From: Walter B Turner <lnrr@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 10:05:04 -0500
Budds are stainless. We have a set of Pennsy/PC/Amtrak Budd coaches at
the North Alabama Railroad Museum in Huntsville.
I'm not sure how many builders tried aluminum, but ACF built lightweight
trainsets for the L&N's post-war streamliners Azalean and Humming Bird.
>From what I've heard, there was no end of problems where the steel frame
joined the aluminum body.
>Budd Company held the patent on shot welding aluminium.
>I thought Budd used stainless steel, correct me if I am wrong.
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