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The American Freight Train

 

Author:

Jim Boyd

Publisher:

MBI Publishing Company

Published:

2001

ISBN:

0-7603-0833-0

Pages:

156

Type:

hardbound

About 50/50 text and photos covering the topic of what makes up a U.S. freight train, both in the steam days and up until the year 2000.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

6

Foreword

7

Introduction

1

9

Tramways to Railroads

2

21

Competition and Cooperation

3

33

What Makes a Freight Locomotive

4

51

How a Freight Yard Works

5

65

King Coal

6

85

Iron and Steel

7

95

Boxcar Business

8

113

Food on the Move

9

129

Petrochemicals for Plasticville, U.S.A.

10

139

Out of the Woods

11

147

Cabooses: End of an Era

156

Index