STEADY MARCH OF PROGRESS: CENTENNIAL YEAR — 1876 — opened
a period of further progress. The car's length grew
from 58 to 70 feet. Oil lamps superseded candles.
Air brakes appeared, making for greater speed and safety.
A hot water heating system replaced stoves and furnaces.
Six-wheel trucks were definitely adopted and overhead tanks
with gravity supply system afforded water. Interior finish
was in walnut, with carving, inlaying and lacquer work
characteristic of the period.
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