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F. J. DITTRICH
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,405,136
DOUBLE DECK VEHICLE
Francis J. Dittrich, Chicago, Ill., assigner to Pull
man-Standard Car Manufacturing Company,
Chicago, Ill., a corporation of Delaware
Application November 30, 1943, Serial No. 512,331
14 Claims.
(Cl. 105-340)
1
2
The invention relates to vehicles having a de
facilities with respect to vestibules at respective
ends of the vehicle and the location of vestibule
pressed iloor portion between the supporting
entrance doors at diagonally opposite ends of the
below the normal floor level of the vehicle and
vehicle, portions of the vestibule platforms in the
an elevated floor portion in the area above the
embodiment shown being used to accommodate
lower deck section to provide an upper deck pas
baggage or servicing installations, the ñgures
senger occupancy space, with stairways giving ac
representing each approximately one-half the
whole vehicle.
cess to both decks from the normal floor section
Fig. 3 is a plan view of approximately half the
of the vehicle.
The principal object of the invention is to pro 10 vehicle corresponding to the portion shown in Fig.
1, depicting the upper deck seating arrangement
vide a light weight double deck vehicle of rela
trucks to provide a lower deck occupancy section
tively large passenger capacity within the frame
with seats disposed transversely of the vehicle and
work of a Vehicle proportioned to meet railway
upon opposite sides of a central aisle, with stair
way to passenger occupancy section at the normal
licor level showing passageway to vestibule at
clearance requirements, whereby to lower the
passenger unit cost of transportation to a mini- .
mum, and to reduce operating expense.
that end of the vehicle;
~
Fig. 4 is a similar view corresponding to th
Another object is to produce a double deck
portion shown in Fig. 2 illustrating the seating
vehicle having a low center of gravity and adapted
for operations in high speed passenger for serv
arrangement in the lower deck occupancy section
ice and providing ample facilities for the free 20 with seats arranged longitudinally and disposed
movement of occupants to and from the deck
to face the windows at respectively adjacent sides
passenger space with safety and dispatch.
of the vehicle and upon opposite sides of the
A further object is to provide a double deck
vehicle framing center sill buñ‘ing column mem
vehicle having ample head room in the traflic
ber, with stairways leading upwardly from re
lanes of both upper and lower deck passenger 25 spective aisles at the sides of the vehicle to the
spaces within a vehicle proportioned to meet rail
passenger occupancy space at the normal floor
way clearance requirements with additional pas
level and passageway to vestibule at adjacent end
senger occupancy spaces adjoining the entrances
of the vehicle;
to the deck sections at the normal licor level of
Fig. 5 is a vertical sectional view longitudinally
30 of the vehicle through the upper deck noor por
the vehicle.
Other objects are to provide in a vehicle of the
tion corresponding to that shown in Fig. 3 on near
double deck type having upper and lower deck
side of the aisle and in a plane intermediate the
passenger sections terminating substantially in
longitudinally arranged seats of the lower deck
areas of the vehicle between the ends, passenger
and adjacent side wall, through lower licor and
occupancy spaces adjacent the entrances to the
r stairway leading to normal ñoor section above
the trucks and along passageway to adjacent ves
and doorways at the ends of the vehicle and giv
tibule, Showing in elevation the relative positions
ing access to toilet facilities and operating serv
of upper deck seats and windows and location
ice equipment installations for lighting and air
of toilet facilities, service lockers and overhead
conditioning of the vehicle and water supply and 40 servicing compartments with respect to adjacent
locker facilities in spaces out of the way of the
vestibule;
passengers.
Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 showing in
The foregoing objects and other advantages are
complemental elevation and section the other half
attained by the arrangement illustrated in the
of the vehicle, with the lower deck section seats
45 removed to expose the framing center sill col
accompanying drawings, in which
umn member at the longitudinal center of the
Fìgs. 1 and 2 are complemental Views in per
vehicle and showing the upper deck iloor sup
spective of the interior arrangement from end to
porting posts extending upwardly therefrom with
end of the vehicle showing the upper and lower
deck passenger occupancy sections terminating
lower deck baggage racks secured to them eX
substantially within the plan projection of the 50 tending throughout the length of the lower deck
seating space with additional luggage space be
area between the inner pairs of wheels of the
supporting trucks, and the passenger occupancy
neath the stairs to upper deck aisle, and show
sections therebeyond at the normal ñoor level of
ing further the passenger occupancy section at
the vehicle with stairways giving access to all
the normal floor level space with passageway to
sections, and showing also the placement of toilet 55 adjacent vestibule showing accessibility of toilet
deck spaces with passageways to the vestibules
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rooms, service lockers, vestibule luggage compart
shown in Figs. 8 through 11, depicting stairway,
ment and overhead water tank or air conditioning
air duct, window and upper deck seat conditions
obtaining at the end of the double deck section
illustrated in Fig. 9, and showing also the foyer
area of the normal floor section of the vehicle.
In the drawings, Il] represents the vehicle as
a whole, II the supporting trucks between the
inner wheels of which the floor I2 of the vehicle
chamber;
Fig. 7 is a vertical cross sectional view taken
on line 'I-i of Fig. 5, looking in the direction in
dicated by the arrows, showing the longitudinally
arranged seats of the lower deck disposed upon
opposite sides of the framing center sill memu
ber extending longitudinally of the vehicle above
the lower deck floor portion, the side aisle con
ditions at the lower deck level `with stairways
leading therefrom to passenger occupancy sec
tions on relatively higher normal floor and the
upper deck center aisle depressed below the level
of contiguous seat floor portions to provide nec
essary head room to stairway leading to rela
tively lower normal Iioor section, and showing
further the disposition of the Ventilating ducts
for upper and lower deck sections, the posts supn
porting the upper deck floor from the center sill,
and the baggage rack fixture secured to the
is depressed to form a lower deck passenger occu
pancy section I3 with stairways Ill leading there
from to the relatively higher normal iioor I5
extending t0 vestibule I6 at adjacent end of the
vehicle. Above the lower deck section I3 and
within the plan projection thereof and stairways
Iii is provided an elevated floor portion I‘I affording an upper deck passenger occupancy sec
tion U3 to which access is had by stairways I9
leading upwardly from the normal floor portion
I5, as best shown in Figs. 1 through 6, illustrating
a preferred embodiment of the invention. The
deck sections I3 and I3 terminate substantially
in the plan projection of the area between the
posts;
trucks il with their opposite end portions giving
Fig. 8 is a view in plan of approximately one«
access to respectively adjacent foyer areas 20 on
half the vehicle modiiìed to provide windows of
the normal door sections I5 to provide for the
suflicient length in the upper and lower deck A
free movement of passengers to and from the deck
seating sections to accommodate two seats of the
sections.
upper deck section, arranged in tandem, within
The lower deck ñoor portion I2 is supported
the observation zone of each window; showing a
between the framing center sill member 2I and
portion of the upper deck flooring broken away
respective side wall framing 22 by framing mem
to expose the lower deck seat arrangement
bers 23 and between the bulkheads 24 at the ends
wherein the seats are of the swiveling type and
of the deck section I3. The lower deck seats 25
disposed adjacent the center sill member to pro
are preferably arranged in pairs with end arm
vide an aisle at the side wall position giving ac
rests 26 and, if desired, intermediate arm rests
cess to stairways leading to the normal floor sec
2ï between the Seats of each pair, as shown.
tion shown equipped with toilet facilities, and
These seats 25 are adapted to be raised to dotted
providing passageway to adjacent vestibule and
position as shown in Fig.> '7 to allow greater free
affording access to servicing lockers, luggage
dom for movement of occupants through the
compartments and storage batteries, Ventilating
aisles 23 and to facilitate cleaning operations.
equipment and upper and lower deck sections;
The seats are supported upon deck floor I2 and
Fig. 9 is a View similar to Fig. 8 but showing
the other half of the vehicle modified to provide
upon opposite sides of the framing center sill
a lower deck seating arrangement wherein the
member 2l which, at the lower deck position, ex
seats are disposed at the window positions to pro
tends above the deck floor to a height necessary
vide passageways adjacent the center sill mem
to raise the center of gravity of the sill to ap
ber to give access to stairways leading to the nor 4.5 proximate the line of draft at the ends of the sill
mal door section providing luggage space and
at the couplers 9, the presence of the sill element
toilet facilities for the convenience and comfort
within the deck section being rendered unobtru
of the passengers and añording space for the i1sive by the placement of the seats 25 with their
stallation of air conditioning and water supply
backs close to the sill and also to allow more room
equipment, all accessible from a passageway 50 for the aisle 28 at the vehicle side wall.
leading to adjacent vestibule and upper and
Resting upon and projecting upwardly from
lower deck sections;
center sill 2l are a number or supporting posts
Fig. l0 is a vertical cross sectional view of one
side of a double deck vehicle with seats arranged
as shown in Fig. 8, ‘taken on line lil-I 0 looking in ,
the direction indicated by the arrows, showing
the disposition of the Ventilating ducts at the
roof and aisle position in the upper deck section
and the air grille communicating with the aisle
duct for Ventilating the lower deck section, and
further showing the relation of the swivel type
seats and the center sill member to provide an
aisle at the side wall position;
Fig. ll is a view similar to Fig. l0 depicting
the opposite half of a double deck vehicle with
seats disposed as indicated in Fig. 9, taken on line
II-II looking in the direction indicated by the
arrows, illustrating the Ventilating ducts at the
roof and ceiling positions in upper and lower deck
sections, respectively, and showing the passage~ '
way adjacent the framing center sill member by
the placement of the seats at the window posi
tions; and
Fig. l2 is a fragmentary view in vertical sec
tion longitudinally of the double deck vehicle '
29 for the upper deck floor 35°.
The posts are
spaced longitudinally of the sill 2I to provide
support for the upper deck floor at the aisle 30
adjacent the stairways I9 and points intermedi
ate the ends of the upper deck. The aisle 30 is
depressed below the level of the seat floor por
tions I'I on opposite sides thereof to provide nec
essary head room for passengers moving along
the aisle. The depressed floor of the aisle 3U and
the seat floor I'I of the upper deck are connected
by side wall portions 32 serving also as beam
members for supporting the upper deck section
between bulkhead members 24 as will be evident
from inspection of Figs. l, 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the
drawings. The section floor is further rein
forced crosswise of the vehicle at points inter
mediate the bulkheads by transverse members
33 connecting the aisle beams 32 with side wall
framing 22. These aisle beams may function
also as ducts 3d for the Ventilating system with
grille portions 35 or 36 to supply air to upper
and/or lower deck sections to supplement ven
tilating'ducts 37 at the roof'38 of the vehicle.
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Elongated windows 14. are alsoprovided' in theA
normal floor section at thgentrances.v to the,
deck sections upon opposite sidesjoftherespec-r
tive foyer areas 2U, as best showrnín Figs. 8,119.1
and 12. Revolving chairsl of the, type. indicated.
seat area from ducts 31.
are particularly suitable .for lower. deckseating;>
Additional passenger occupancy sections may
equipment since the swivel. base portion ,54.jis..
be provided outside the upper and lower deck
well within the seat orbit of Amovement-to,pere;
sections I3 and I8 on the normal floor I5 beyond
mit closer approach to the-sill member >2I .which
the foyer area 20 as shown by the installation 10 in the embodiment shown,_-is formed with a>
of seats 43 facing each other in stalls 44 with
relatively wide bottom chord member 65v and.
removable table 45 between-them for use by the
girder stiffening members vIìlì sloping upwardly
occupants, the stalls being disposed upon oppo
to the relatively narrow upper chord member. 61
site sides of the passageway to vestibules I6.
whereby chairs of this type are especially adapted
Windows 46 are provided for these sections and 15 for use in structures having sill members project-_
other windows 41 in the walls of the lower deck
ing above the floor line where it is desirableto
section I3 for the length of said section and in
locate the aisles at the side wall positionas shown
a horizontal plane below the windows 46. For
in Figs. 8 and l0. In constructions favoring; lo
the convenience of al1 the occupants, suitable
cation of the lower deck aisle. 28 toward thecenf,
toilet facilities are provided in compartments 58 20 ter sill position as shown in Figs..9 and 1.1,;theV '
The upper deck seats 4U are disposed transversely
on floors I1 and positioned each at individual
windows 4I in the vehicle side for the length
of the upper deck, suitable grille openings 42
beingv available for Ventilating the entire upper
with washstands 48 and hoppers 49, these com
seats 15 may be of individual fixed or reversible,
partments being disposed upon opposite sides of
type arranged in tandem probably two at.each
the passageway to adjacent vestibules I6, and
of the windows 12, as shown in Figs.. 9 and l1.
separated from passenger seating area by service
With the aisle 28 positioned adjacent the cen-_
lockers 5I, as shown in Figs. l through 6; in 25 ter sill 2I, the relatively broad base at adjacent
compartments 52 overlying these facilities may
sides of the sill presented by the upper surface
be accommodated the water supply tank I I I and
of the outwardly projecting bottom chordmem
Ventilating equipment IIO. A porter’s seat 53,
ber 65 may be utilized for luggage storage purg
foldable if desired, may be set up outside the seat
poses as shown in Fig. 11 at 68; similar provision
stall 44 on one side of the foyer 29 and a drink 30 may be made at the upper chord 61 the relatively
ing fountain 54 against the stall 44 on the oppo
ñat upper surface presented being _adapted for
site side. A portion of vestibule area I6 may be
utilized for the storage of luggage in compart
ment 55 for the heavier pieces of baggage belong
ing to the passengers, the lighter parcels and .
articles of apparel of the occupants being ac
commodated by the basket racks 56 supported
from posts 29 and extending the length of the
lower deck seating space, as best shown in Figs.
5, 6 and rI. 'The vestibule luggage compartment »i
55 and the remaining portion of the vestibule
I8 are separated from the toilet compartments
50 by end bulkhead 51 having door 58 between
said compartments giving access to passenger
space, while door opening in vestibule end wall
59 provides passageway to adjacent cars of the
train. Passengers enter and leave the vehicle
through vestibule entrance closed by doors 60
opening inwardly against the end bulkhead 51
to permit raising of trap door 8| to uncover steps
B2. Beneath the floor of the vestibule luggage
compartment 55 may be carried storage batteries
in boxes 53 accessible for inspection from out-`
side the vehicle as shown in Fig. 1.
The invention is susceptible of modiíication »
with respect to the arrangement of the windows
in upper and lower deck occupancy sections and
in the Vehicle sides at the ends of said sections
at opposite sides of the Afoyer area 2U on the
normal floor I5 as best shown in Figs. 8, 9 and 60
l2. In the modiñed form, the windows 1U of
the upper deck section I8 are of a length sufli
cient to permit the placement of two seats 1I
supporting shelving portions 6-9 projecting out
wardly from the sill to accommodate luggagefas
shown in this ñgure, guard rails_3I securedto
framing posts 29 and/or sill are provided to re
tain luggage in position and extend throughout
the lower deck seating section to luggage comT
partments 39 under stairways I9 affording ad
ditional luggage space to which accessmay be
had through openings 16 in the side walls -of the
compartment.
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In the modified nor-mal ñoor section arrangeT
ments shown in Figs. 8 through 12,.the car serv
icing and passenger accommodation facilities in
clude the placement of> toilet rooms 80r in one
end of respective vestibules I6 at one side .of door
openings 8| in vehicle end walls 59 as best shown
in Figs. 8 and 9, the rooms being separatedfrom
the remaining areas of respective. vestibules ,b_y
partitions 82 sloping outwardly 'from the toilet
room space to door opening in end bulkhead 51;
these toilets are ñtted with hoppers 83 and wash
-basins 84, and formed with supplylockers 85 closed
by doors 86 accessible only from the inside,~ and
provided further with cabinets 19 above >the
washbasins. Adjoining these toiletrooms 80 are
the washroom 90 for women at one end of the
vehicle containing a plurality of washbasins.!ll
and a dressing table -92 as shown in Fig. 8 _posi
tioned at aisle partition ‘93. At the opposite end
of the vehicle a similar washroom 89 formen
is fitted ywith dressing-case shelves 94 atthe aisle
partition 93 and with a plurality of washbasins
within the observation zone of the several win
9| having soap dispenser ñxture 95 onthe wash
dows as shown in Figs. 8 and 9.
stand between them; a similar fixture is a ap;
plied to the washstand in the women’s room, all
as shown in Figs. 8 and 9.v From the women’s
The windows
12 in the lower deck section I3 are likewise
elongated to permit ample observation to oc
cupants of vchairs 13 of the swiveling type placed
washroom l90 access to toilet room 80 is l¿had
adjacent the center sill 2l and suitably spaced
through door opening in partition 81 closed~ by
to allow the occupants to move freely in their 70 door 88; the washroom opens to additional toilet
seats without unduly encroaching upon the aisle
room -96 through doorway -91 in opposite wa_1_l„98
space 28 at the vehicle side and to clear the
of the washroom, the second toilet being _closed
center sill member and adjacent seat occupants,
by door 99. A similar arrangement for _men’oblf
thus affording greater spaciousness of accom
tains at the opposite end of the vehicle in lwhich
modation for occupants of the lower section. 75 an additional toilet room 8 is- provided _._haying
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from above the trucks to respective ends of the
vehicle, pairs of laterally spaced stairways con
necting said depressed and normal floor sections,
closedl-byiwallf If02-=at-the»foyer-area 20`of contig
uous-ñoor‘section- L5; access= to the-i- toilet room
beinglia'd through door: opening. 1. in partition
a cloœdá bw door.` 53 Both` toilet rooms . 96, and 8.
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supporting trucks, normal floor sections extending
hoppen I Oïan‘dfwashbasin |01, the room being en
z a framing center sill member projecting upward
ly from said depressed floor section between said
stairways and beneath said normal door portions
vehicleisidewall to allow room for locker space
to the ends of the vehicle and dividing said de
|04âk opening' t'oe the aisle 4.1 andv closed. by doors
pressed Íloor section into compartments providing
|905, Thus- constituted; the respective toilet: andwashroom arrangement are positioned atdiag-l ll, passageways extending longitudinally of the Ve
hicle throughout the length of said section, an
onailyf opposite comers of' the vehicle as indi
elevated door section above and terminating sub
catedii'n'ï’igs: Bland 9';
stantially within the plan projection of said de
Other' facilities; for: car >servicing are provided
pressed floor section and stairways, stairways
on» opposite side of‘ aisle A at both ends of the
straddling said center sill member intermediate
vehicle andi- atv oppositely diagonal corners as
each said pairs of stairways connecting said ele-V
showni'n-Figs. 8 andA 9. Drinking fountains 3
vated and normal door sections, and framing
arœpositionedî adjacent- foyer areasl 26 andv above
posts projecting upwardly from the center sill
saidl fountains are supply lockers |081 closed by
member between said intermediate stairways for
doorsll?il. Adjoining said lockers are other lock
supporting the elevated floor section.
ers.à mit> closed-by.= doors WSI-which may be. adapt
4. A double deck vehicle comprising a body por
housing‘ batteries and control equipment
tion having a floor section depressed between the
orrst'ora'gev of luggage, as desired.
trucks, normal floor sections extending from
Itlwill benoted that the air conditioning equip
above the trucks to respective ends of the vehicle,
mentv lil-ll irr-overhead compartment 52 as-shown
a framing center sill member projecting upwardly
i'nlFi'gl 6 supplies air‘to ducts 31.' at the roof po» d from said depressed floor section and beneath
sitìontfoxr Ventilating upper deck occupancy sec
said normal floor portions to the ends of the ve
tionf» tßlandïnor-mal door sections-of' the vehicle,
hicle and dividing said depressed ñoor Section
have'feaclba partition 163i extending parallel to
andlbranchrducts-ez extending downwardly from
int-o compartments providing passageways ex
ducts?'lisupply- air to lower ducts-34 for ventilat
tending longitudinally of the vehicle throughout
ing-the -lower deckà occupancy section I3 as will ‘
the length of said section, an elevated floor sec
lie-evidentlfrom-structure shown in Figs. 6, '7, 1G,
tion above and terminating substantially within
the plan projection of the depressed section be
tween the normal floor sections, framing posts
for supporting said elevated floor section extend
ing upwardly from said sill member, and inter
mediate and laterally spaced-apart stairways con
necting the normal floor sections with said ele
vated and depressed floor sections, respectively.
1*-1’ andl‘Zi It’should‘ also be observed that ample
standing: height for- occupantsof upper and lower
dècleïsectionsisiaiîorded the passengers and in the
normalïfioor'sectionslof‘- the vehicle to permit free
movement ofï'passengers in- all ofthe accommoda
tion‘spacesfofithe vehicle.
What-is’claimed‘is:
l. Af doub'rlev> deck’ vehicle comprising a body
portlorr having’a depressedlfloor section between
5. A double deck vehicle comprising a body por
40 tion having a floor section depressed between the
the supporting trucks, normal floor sections ex
supporting trucks, normal floor sections extend
tending‘fromabo've' the trucks to respective ends
ing from above the trucks to respective ends of
ol."the-vehicle,- a continuous'- framing center sill
the vehicle, a framing center sill member ex
upstanding» from said depressed floor section di-v
tending beneath said normal floor sections to the
viding’v seid'f section» into» seating compartments -L L. ends oi the vehicle and projecting upwardly from
providingA passageways'- longitudinally of- the ve
said depressed door section and dividing said de
hi'c‘l`e;~`a‘~pii1rality of'laterally spaced stairwaysv at
pressed floor section into compartments provid
the‘ends'of‘ saidlpassagewaysconnecting said de
ing passageways extending longitudinally of the
pressedï andi normal,- floor- sections, an elevated'
vehicle throughout the length of said section,
floor-'section above and terminating within the .
framing post members projecting upwardly-from
plan..:projection1of said depressed floor section and
said: stairways; and other stairways> intermediate
the center sill between said normal iioor sections,
an elevated floor section above and substantially
within the plan projection of the depressed sec
said first-mentioned: stairways connecting said
elevatedandA normal floor. sections.
tion supported upon said framing posts, laterally
d'ouble deck: vehiclev comprising a body 7;' spaced-apart and relatively intermediate stair
portiomhavingI adepressed floor section between
the supporting: trucks, normal fioor sections ex
tending-from above; the trucks to respective ends
ofi: the` vehicle, a continuous framing center sill
upstandìng'fr'om saiddepressed floor section di
vidingfsai'dnsection into compartments providing
passageways` extending longitudinally of theve
hicleithroughoutA the length- of said section,` pairs
offlatera‘lly-spaced stairways- at the ends of said
ways connecting saiddepressed and elevated iloor.
portions with the normal noor sections, respec
tively, and seats facing the vehicle windows of
the lower deck section arranged longitudinally of
(il) said compartments and passageways and upon
opposite sides of said sill.
6. A double deck vehicle comprising a. body por
tion having a depressed floor section between the
supporting trucks, normal iloor sections extend
passageways -» connecting said compartments and 65 ing from above the trucks to respective ends of
normali floor- sections; an elevated floor section
above’ and’» terminating substantially within the
plan projection of said depressed floor section
the vehicle, a framing center sill member extend
ing beneath said normal door sections and pro
jectingr upwardly from said depressed door sec
tion and dividing said depressed hoor section into
and1stairwa-ysand having a depressed aisle por
0 compartments providing passageways extending
tiorn-- extending from end to end thereof, and stair
longitudinally of the vehicle throughout the
between each pair of said ~first-mentioned
length of said section, pairs of stairways laterally
stair-ways connecting said aisle and'normal flo-er
spaced apart connecting said depressed and nor
sections.
mal floor sections, an elevated floor section above
32 A-d'oubl'eld'eck vehiclecomprising a body por
tlonhavin‘g»A a- depressed floor section between the 75 and terminating substantially within the plan
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projection of said depressed floor section and
vhaving a depressed aisle'portion and seats normal
to the vehicle wall disposed upon opposite sides
of said aisle between the ends of said section,
other seats in the lower deck section arranged
longitudinally of the compartments and passage
ways upon opposite sides of the center sill mem
ber, and stairways intermediate each said pairs
of said first-mentioned stairways connecting said
normal iioor sections and respectively adjacent
ends of the depressed aisle of the elevated floor
section.
connecting said depressed and normal floor sec
tions, a framing center sill member projecting
upwardly from and extending longitudinally of
said depressed floor section between each said
pairs of stairways and beneath said normal floor
portions to th'e ends of the vehicle and providing
compartments upon opposite sides of said sill in
the depressed floor section having passageways
connecting the stairways of each pair, an ele
vated floor section overlying said sill member
and terminating substantially within the plan
projection of said depressed floor compartments,
stairways and connecting passageways, other
'7. In a vehicle of the double deck type having
stairways straddling said center sill member be
a body portion with a depressed section between
th'e supporting trucks, normal iioor sections ex 15 tween the stairways of each said pairs of stair
ways connecting said elevated and normal floor
tending from above the trucks to connect with
sections, and framing members between said
vestibules at respective ends of the vehicle, a con
stairways for supporting the eleva-ted floor sec
tinuous center sill member extending beneath
tion.
said normal floor sections and projecting up
10. A double deck vehicle comprising a body
wardly from said depressed iioor section and di 20
portion having a depressed iioor section between
viding said section into compartments providing
the supporting trucks, normal iioor sections ex
passageways extending longitudinally of the ve
tending from above the trucks to respective ends
hicle throughout the length of said section, pairs
of the vehicle, a continuous center sill member
of stairways laterally spaced apart connecting
said passageways and normal floor sections, an 25 extending beneath said normal floor sections and
projecting upwardly from said depressed iioor
elevated floor section above and terminating
section and providing compartments upon op
within the plan projection of said depressed ñoor
posite sides of said sill having passageways ex
section and said stairways, other stairways in
tending throughout the length of said section,
termediate each said pairs of said first-mentioned
laterally spaced-apart stairways connecting said
stairways connecting said normal iloor sections
and respectively adjacent ends of the elevated
passageways with respectively adjacent normal
floor section, toilet facilities at one end of the re
spective vestibule spaces opposite the vestibule
ing substantially within the plan projection of
doors and disposed at diagonally opposite sides
of the vehicle, toilet and wash-rooms communi
eating with ysaid ñrst-named toilet, servicing
floor sections, an elevated iloor section terminat
said depressed floor section and having a de
pressed aisle portion terminating in stairways
disposed between said ñrst-mentioned stairways
with supporting wall members extending upward
locker facilities at the vehicle wall opposite said
ly for the length of said aisle to form one side of
last-named toilet and washrooms, and foyer
Ventilating duct sections flanking the aisle, and
space intermediate said depressed floor section
roof duct portions having operative connection
and respectively adjacent facilities, said stairways
with said last-named duct sections extending be
connecting respectively adjacent foyers with the
yond the ends of said elevated floor portion for
passageways and elevated floor section.
Ventilating the normal floor sections of the ve
8. A double deck vehicle comprising a body
hicle.
portion having a floor section depressed between
l1. A double deck vehicle comprising a body
the supporting trucks, normal floor portions eX 45
portion having a depressed floor section between
tending from above the trucks to connect with'
the supporting trucks, normal iioor sections ex
vestibules at respective ends of the vehicle, a con
tending from above the trucks to respective ends
tinuous center sill member extending beneath
of the vehicle, a continuous center sill member
said normal iioor portions and projecting up
wardly from said depressed iloor section and di 50 extending beneath said normal floor sections and
viding said section into compartments providing
passageways extending longitudinally of the ve
hicle throughout the length of said section, an
elevated floor section above and terminating
within the plan projection of said depressed floor
projecting upwardly from said depressed ñoor
section and providing compartments upon oppo
site sides of said sill having passageways extend
ing throughout the length of said section, stair
ways laterally spaced apart in pairs connecting
the respective normal floor sections with said pas
section, a luggage compartment at one end of the
sageways, an elevated floor section terminating
respective vestibule spaces opposite the vestibule
substantially within the plan projection of said
doors and disposed at diagonally opposite sides of
depressed ñoor section and having a depressed
the vehicle, toilet facilities adjacent said vesti
bules and upon opposite sides of the vehicle, serv lil) aisle portion terminating in stairways disposed
between said Erst-mentioned stairways with sup
icing compartments adjoining said toilets, pas
senger occupancy seat stalls adjoining said serv
icing compartments, foyer spaces intermediate
porting wall members extending upwardly for the
length of said aisle to form one side of air duct
sections iianking the aisle and provided with
grilles open beneath the elevated floor section for
pairs of laterally spaced stairways connecting re
Ventilating the lower deck portion of the vehi
spectively adjacent foyers with said passageways,
cle, and roof duct portions extending beyond the
and other stairways intermediate each said pairs
ends of said elevated floor section for Ventilating
of said first-mentioned stairways connecting said
said elevated and normal floor sections.
foyers and respectively adjacent ends of said ele
12. A double deck vehicle comprising a bodyv
70
vated iioor section.
portion having a depressed floor section between
9. A double deck vehicle comprising a body
the supporting trucks, normal iioor sections ex
portion having a depressed iioor section between
tending from above the trucks to respective ends
the supporting trucks, normal iioor sections ex
of the vehicle, a continuous center sill member
tending from above the trucks to respective ends
of the vehicle, pairs of laterally spaced stairways 75 extending beneath said normal iioor sections and
said occupancy stalls and depressed Hoor section,
2,405,136
11
projecting upwardly from said depressed floor
section and providing compartments upon oppo
site sides of said sill having passageways extend
ing throughout the length of said section, stair
ways laterally spaced apart in pairs connecting
each said normal floor sections with said llas
sageways, an elevated licor section overlying `and
terminating Within the plan projection of said
depressed floor section and stairways, other stair
12
stairways for supporting the elevated lioor sec
tion, and luggage racks secured to said post
members.
14. A double deck vehicle comprising a body
portion having a depressed iloor section between
the supporting trucks, normal iioor sections ex
tending from above the trucks to respective ends
of the vehicle, stairways laterally> spaced apart
in pairs connecting said depressed and each said
ways between each pair of said first-mentioned 10 normal ñoor sections, a center sill member pro
stairways connecting said normal and elevated
jecting upwardly from and extending longitudi
floor sections, and storage compartment space be
neath said last-mentioned stairways accessible
from said passageways.
13. A double. deck vehicle comprising a body
portion having a depressed iloor section between
the supporting trucks, normal floor sections ex
tending from above the trucks to respective ends
nally of said depressed floor section between said
stairways and beneath said normal floor portions
to the ends of the vehicle and providing compart
ments upon opposite sides of said sill having pas
sageways connecting respective stairways of each
pair, an elevated floor section overlying said sill
member and terminating substantially within the
plan projection of said- depressed ñoor section
connecting said depressed and normal floor sec 20 stairways, other stairways straddling said center
of the vehicle, stairways laterally spaced in pairs
tions, a continuous center sill member projecting
upwardly from said depressed floor section and
providing compartments upon opposite sides of
sill member between the stairways of each pair
aforesaid connecting said elevated and normal
iloor sections, framing post members projecting
said sill having passageways connecting respec
upwardly from the center sill intermediate said
tive stairways, an elevated floor section overlying 25 last-mentioned stairways for supporting the ele
said sill member and terminating substantially
vated iloor section, luggage accommodation means
Within the plan projection of said depressed floor
at the upper chord and base portions of said sill,
section and stairways, other stairways straddling
and luggage retaining rails extending longitudi
said center sill member between the stairways of
nally of said depressed floor section compart
each said last-mentioned pairs of stairways con 30 ments and secured to said post and sill members
necting said elevated and normal floor sections,
and accessible from said passageways.
framing post members projecting upwardly from
the center sill intermediate said last-mentioned
FRANCIS J. DITTRICH.
Certificate of Correction
Patent No. 2,405,136.
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August 6, 1946.
FRANCIS J . DITTRICH
It is hereby certified that errors appear in the printed speciñcation of the above
numbered patent requiring correction as follows: Column 1, line 19, strike out “for”
after “passenger” and insert instead 15min ; column 6, line 65, after “is” strike out
“a” ; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with these corrections therein
that the same may conform to the record of the ease in the Patent Office.
Signed and sealed this 22nd day of October, A. D. 1946.
[M]
LESLIE FRAZER,
First Assistant Commissioner of Patents.
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