Re: An unusual car - compressed gas

Philip Dove

In the late victorian era up to the early 1950s many British railways had coaches lit by Pintsche Gas. in the 1900s there were at least two crashes where the result was far worse due to the gas tanks rupturing and setting fire to the wreckage. The board of trade investigations concluded the gas lighting was a major factor and recommended that Gas lighting was dropped, during the 1920s and 1930s it was used less and less. The Quintinshill disaster in 1915 was topped off by fire when gas lit coaches and a coal train burnt for over 24 hours. It was thought that most of the soldiers were dead before their cremation in the wreckage.


On Mon, 8 Mar 2021 at 15:26, John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:

The CN used old wood second-class coaches in commuter service out of Toronto Union Station into the mid 1950s. Some of these old cars were gas-lit.


John Riddell


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