Invents Silent Railway Car
THE problem of engine vibration, it is reported, has been met and conquered by a Swedish railroad engineer, Magnus Tacklind, of Stockholm. He has designed a railway motor car said to attain a speed of fifty miles an hour with no more noise than the clicking of the rails.
The silent car has an underslung motor, entirely separate from the frame of the car. Power is supplied to the drive wheels from the motor by five distinct sets of gears, all in simultaneous use.