My Library - Railroading Books - The Railroad What It Is, What It Does
10/12/2003

Edition: 4th

Author: John Armstrong

Publisher: Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc.

Published: 1998

ISBN: 0-911382-04-6

Pages: 323

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This is the definitive work that describes the purpose of a railroad, and how all parts of the system work.

ChapterPageTitle / Description
11Railroad Technology - The Tools of the Trade
27The Route System - How Railroad Networks Evolved
329The Track: Alignment and Structure
455The Locomotive
587The Railroad Car
6105The Train
7125Signals and Communication
8151Railroad Operation - Moving from Here to There
9165Car Types and Carloadings
10189Car Ownership and Distribution
11197Terminal Operations
12203Classification and Blocking
13213Line-Haul Operation
14221Unit-Train Operation
15225Intermodal Traffic
16237Special Freight and Package Services
17237Rail Passenger Services
18251The Railroad Organization
19263Administration, Law, Accounting
20269Operations
21277Transportation
22283Engineering and Equipment
287Glossary
311Suggested Readings
317Index