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GNR 1875 Carriage Cleaning Device
On Tuesday morning, last week some private experiments took place near the running sheds of the Great Northern Railway, King’s-cross, with some machinery just erected there for cleaning railway carriages by mechanical means invented by the Earl of Caithness. The invention consists essentially of two large vertical brushes driven by a little steam engine; a number of dirty carriages making up a train of any length is passed slowly between these revolving brushes; water is thrown upon the side of eac..
LNWR 1875 Ballasting Machine
“Mr. Marsden of Leeds … we illustrate a machine which has special interest for a large class of our readers. The machine is designed especially for ballasting railways, and it has long been known that stone or slag properly broken and screened is a most excellent material for such purposes, giving a close road free from dust, whilst the material is left in the best possible form for binding together. The illustrations show the most modern adaptation of the Blake stone breaker for this purpose. ..
MR 1875 Pullman Cars
PULLMAN CARS (1875)  In the year 1859 Mr. Pullman constructed the first of the cars which have since made the name of Pullman world-famed, and this car was placed in service on the Chicago and Alton Railway, a line extending from Chicago to St. Louis, some 280 miles in length. Previous to this time sleeping cars had been in use, to a limited extent, upon several American railways, but they were for the most part crude in their arrangements, and ill adapted for meeting the requirements of fatigui..