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B. J. La Mothe Metallic Railroad Car 1862 Patent 'Metal Pipe Car'
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Carson & Colorado Railroad - Flatcar No.43
La Mothe Patent Flat Car - Theilson style trucks
Ordered around July 1880 from 'Jesup Paton & Company' New York
Shipped as a kit they cost $410

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1862 Patent Drawing

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Carson & Colorado Railroad - Boxcar No.300 - Wells Fargo & Co Fast Freight
La Mothe Patent 25' Box Car - Theilson style trucks
Ordered around July 1880 from 'Jesup Paton & Company' New York
Shipped as a kit they cost $495

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There ya go Si...that could be what the SCPA&M had for the "mysterious metal boxcar". Maybe I will make another one that looks like this un. I love the old C&C anyway, never saw any of these photos. Thank you.

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IMPROVEMENT IN METALLIC CARS FOR RAILROADS.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 33,350, dated September 24, 1861; Reissue No. 1,364, dated December 16, 1862. i

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BERNARD J. LA Morris,-

have inven ted certain-new and useful Ill] provements in the Construction of Railroad-(Jars and other Vehicles; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, makingapart of this specification, and to the letters of vreference marked thereon.

In cases of railroad accident more damage is generally occasioned by the splinters and broken ends of the Wooden framing'than by the mere shock and immediate effect of the collision. It hashence long been desirable to frame a car of wrought-iron or other ductile metal, in order to obviate this objection, and the systems of construction that have been hitherto adopted are somewhat analogous to i the various methods of building iron bridges;

but the cost and weight of the been largely enhanced, and the not only involves expense for every mileof framing have I transportation, but also an increase of expenditureto a corresponding degree in the cost of maintenance of the road.

The value of hollow cylinders or tubes, where stifl'ness, lightness, and strength are required, is exemplified in bones, feathers, and reeds, and in nearly every branch of the natural kingdoms. It would be impossible to devise:

a more perfect'support for a heavily-filled head of wheat or rye than the light, strong,

and elastic strawcolumn upon which it has grown. The britannia bridge,over a branch of the sea in England, is a tube through which heavy locomotives with express-trains dash without the slightest dimunition of speed, and

constitutes a magnificent example of the--' adaptation of natures models forthe purposes of. mechanical construction and utility.

In works of ordinary and common application, however, like carriages for railroads and other purposes, the element of cost is as important for commercial profit as the perfection of the combination and arrangement of the parts are requisite to satisfy the problems of the mathematical engineer; and it is the necessity for thoroughly and cheaply connecting and fastening the various parts of tubular latter feature framing that has restricted the use of tubes to the olfioe of mere stanchions and posts. Flan ges are inadmissible, because they occupy too much room, and screw-couplings are equally objectionable on account of their cost, and they, both, like all other, connections and ,fastenings that have hitherto been employed,

involve the cutting away of the metal of the tube in such a way that it necessarily impairs either its tensile strength or stilfuess.

The object of my invention is to produce a cheap, light, and strong car that does not include within itself any elements of additional destruction to increase the horrors of an accident; and it consists in forming the framing of tubes, or of tubes and bands, combined in such a manner that the sides and top of the car form a complete truss in connection with the bottom, and contribute materially and largely to the strength'ot' the structure and support of the load, instead of merely being a covering "to a platform which carries all the Weight and sustains all the strain, asis ordinarilythe case. For this purpose I frame the parts of the transverserihs together, so that each rib encircles the car, and the bottom-,sidcs, and top pieces are continuations of each other and are "heaviest in the bottom, where strength is required, and lightest at the top, where it is not so necessary; and the corners or angles of each rib, more particularly at the lower corners, where the sides and bottom frame to, gether, are stronger than any other point,,as is necessary to retain the shape of the section in the exigencies of practice. To attain this strength at the angles I use longer lengths of tubes than are necessary to extend across the bottom, or sides, or top, and I insert the end of one of the side tubes into the bottom tube and bend the two together to form the corner, and

v in a similar manner I insert the end of the roof-tube into the upper end of the side tube and bend them to form the upper corner. The tubes may be readily bent as described, and if it should be considered desirable to furnish additional strength to the corners it may be accomplished by the insertion of an addii cl wl short length of tube or a piece of rod, and with a mold or form prepared for the purpose a perfect uniformity of all the ribs may be easily insured. In a similar mannercontinuous ribs 'suitable manner.

together with continuous bands'which pass oneach side or over and under the transverse ribs, and hold them seeurelyin the position in which they are originahy set up by means of clamps or sleeves thatfit loosely over the pair of bars midway between the ribs, and are driven up toward the ribs and bind the bars or hoops forcibly upon them. Tubes may be held together in the same manner at the point of intersection, and they may have their sides slightly indented at the point of contact. In "this manner neither tubes nor bars are weakened by perforations for the reception of riv- "ets. The longitudinal tubes or series of tubes in the-bottom may be replaced with wooden beams, when it is not considered objectionable to employthem, and these beams should have ."recesses c'utfor thercception of the transverse iribs and be covered or bound on one or more sides with continuous bands, which are clamped upon and around the beam in any Toenable others skilled in the art to make and use myinvention, I will proceed to describe its construction and operation, with reference tothe drawings. t Figure l is a side elevation of a portion of 'a car constructed according to my invention,

and representedwith part of the covering re- *movedfor the purpose of showing the framing; and Fig.2 is an end view of the same.v Fig.

"3 is a section of a wooden floor-beam incased with metallic bars or strips that are retained by' neans of a sleeve-clamp. are views at the point of intersection of a Figs. 4' and '5 series of hars,'illustrating the manner in which they are secured together by the sleeve previously described. 4 manner of clamping intersecting bars or tubes together without weakening the parts, 'as

Figs. 6 and 7; is another would otherwise be the case by perforating them with holes. It consists of apair of plates conforming tothc surfaces of the bars or tubes, i

and riveted or bolted together over the intersections by rivets or bolts that pass close-in the angle and retain it in its original, shape. Fig. 8 illustrates a method of passing the longitudinal bars through the tubes of the transverse ribs. These longitudinal bars or tubes may pass either inside or outside or on both sides the tubes of the transverse ribs.

The bottom, side, and top tubes, a, b, and-c,- V

of the transverse ribs are inserted one into the other at the corners in the manner described, and are connected with the flat bars 9 or horizontal tubes by the sleeve-sockets i.

The bottom beams or tubes, d and a, are secured in a simila'rmanner with the sleeves f. A paikt of one of the door-frames is represented at Having thus described the methods of construction which I prefer to adopt, I would here remark that I do not confine myself to the precise arrangement and details hereinbcfore specified; but that the flaming may be made'eitherfor passenger, freight, or platform ears, in any suitable manner that admits the essential features of my invention.



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It was an early idea to have a telescoping-resilient and at the same time light-weight car to avoid the horrible effects of accidents with wooden stock. The rather low tractive effort of the available locos did dictate low deadweight of trains.



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