|If you consider that
the horse in 1855 was regarded as transportation much as the automobile is
today, that would make this the first “auto-train” in use. Back then towns were built about twenty
miles apart, a good day’s ride by horseback. A salesman or executive with the
use of this car could travel a hundred miles or more and still have access to
his favorite mode of transportation.
|This car when first
built had no air breaks and used link and pin couplers.
|Knuckle couplers and
airbrakes would become standard only after the civil war.