Self-taught Engineer

Self-taught Engineer

While working on the railroad line in Trinidad, Colorado, Walter P. Chrysler built a submerged well using a steam engine to eliminate an alkaline water problem in the town. Shortly after, he moved to Childress, Texas, to work on a new style of locomotives which were not hauling to their potential. It is written by friends after Walter's death that Childress was the shop where he started using rubber mounts in the locomotives to dampen the vibration—a technique that would find its place in his automotive career in coming years.

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