Sulzer Brothers Limited Advertising Flier, 1934, "Sulzer Diesel Engines For Shunting Locomotives"

Summary

Swiss manufacturer Sulzer Brothers praised the diesel-electric locomotive's advantages in this 1934 advertisement. In addition to the listed benefits, diesel-electrics were gentler on railroad track because they lacked the reciprocating pistons and rods used on steam locomotives. Also, multiple diesel-electric units could be hooked together and operated by a single crew, making it easy to add horsepower to a heavy train.

Swiss manufacturer Sulzer Brothers praised the diesel-electric locomotive's advantages in this 1934 advertisement. In addition to the listed benefits, diesel-electrics were gentler on railroad track because they lacked the reciprocating pistons and rods used on steam locomotives. Also, multiple diesel-electric units could be hooked together and operated by a single crew, making it easy to add horsepower to a heavy train.

Artifact

Flier (Printed matter)

Date Made

1934

Subject Date

1934

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

64.167.390.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11.75 in

Width: 8.313 in

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