Model of Railroad Sail Car

Description (Brief)
This is a model of a rail sail car. The car is shown with several tools; shovel, ax, hammer, coal, wood, and oil cans. The sail car was an attempt to move rail cars with wind power, before steam locomotives became the preferred method of locomotive power.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sail car
railroad, sail car, model
model, railroad sail car
overall-from catalog card: 8 1/2 in x 18 1/4 in x 9 in; 21.59 cm x 46.355 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 9 1/8 in x 18 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 46.355 cm x 24.13 cm
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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