One Track, Two Trains

Single Track Railway System

Patent No. 844,111

Inventor: Paul Von Fircks, "a subject of the Czar of Russia, and residing at Dresden, Germany"

Issued: February 12, 1907

 The present invention has reference to improvements in cars for railways, and relates more particularly to cars for single-track systems; and the object of the invention is to provide cars which will make the single track available at all times for trains running in either direction without the use of sidings or switches, thereby affecting a considerable saving in the construction and maintenance of the line.

The invention provides for two different cars-one a large one with a tunnel through it and a small one adapted to pass through the former when meeting it on the line.

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Last updated: Tue, 13 Oct 2020