Cabinet 7: Rolling Stock
H. C. Webster, What Engine is That? London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., ;
Webbers collecting efforts knew no bounds. This blueprint of a 3rd class steel coach is one of hundreds that he secured from railroad officials while living in India. Travel on 3rd class rail in India had its disadvantages. There were electric lights, but no fans, and although options of European, Indian and Combined latrines are offered, none were supplied. And the two books (above and below) dispel the myth that all carriages are the same. There are infinite varieties: balconies or not; different gauges; lengths; the number of passenger seats; colours, inside and out; and even interior roof design.
Blueprint of Third Class Steel Coach, South Indian Railway, December 1927.
G. M. Kichenside, Railway Carriage Album. London: Ian Allan, 1966;