Modern Freight Cars Rolling Stock from the 60's Through Today

Modern Freight Cars Rolling Stock from the 60's

Freight cars are key elements of any model railroad. Modern Freight Cars is an essential reference guide for modelers in choosing what cars are appropriate for an era, region, and industry. (1960s to present) This prototype book explains what various car types carry and how various industries use them. Including: An overview of the modern era of freight as car capacities increased. How various freight cars evolved and grew. Features a variety of cars: intermodal, tank, gondola, hopper, specialty, and more.

  • ASIN: 1627005854
  • UPC: 644651600259

GCX Freight Cars 1950

GCX Freight Cars

Data/reference only. No photos. GCX are the reporting marks of General Chemical Division of Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation. This book is based on original untitled hand-written documents dated January 12, 1950. With the exception of the fraction-to-decimal conversions, I tried to keep the data as written including abbreviations of builders, products, etc. This book finally gives us some insight into a typical 1950s chemical company’s freight car fleet. The roster totals 687 cars mostly devoted to muriatic acid and sulfuric acid transportation. But GCX also included over fifty special cars ranging from bauxite carrying covered hopper cars to 15-cylinder Genetron tank cars. Includes detailed dimensions to the nearest sixteenth of an inch and metric equivalents

  • ASIN: 1936829282

Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s (Model Railroader Books)

Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s (Model

Jeff Wilson s latest release is a guide to railroad cars operated during one of modeling s most popular eras. Modelers can use the book s highly detailed historical information as inspiration to create realistic models. They ll find background on cargo carried by various types of cars, information on putting together a realistic freight car fleet, as well as prototype paint schemes and detailing.

  • Brand: Kalmbach Books
  • ASIN: 1627001441

The American Railroad Freight Car: From the Wood-Car Era to the Coming of Steel

The American Railroad Freight Car: From the Wood-Car

• From the former Curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution • Illustrated with 530 photographs, drawings, and engravings • Includes plans, diagrams, and detailed specifications for model-builders • 665 oversized pages in a handsomely jacketed hardcover or specially priced paperback edition In this sequel to his best-selling American Railroad Passenger Car, John White forever changes the freight car's lowly image. Including hundreds of historical photographs and detailed blueprints, The American Railroad Freight Car establishes the sophistication and expertise that marked the development of freight cars in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Along with an overview of freight transportation's historical importance, White offers detailed accounts of technological developments and examines lesser known aspects of everyday freight service such as yard management, train operations, and the origins of the interchange system.

  • Brand: Brand: The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ASIN: 0801844045

Union Pacific Railroad : Freight Cars of the 1950's

Union Pacific Railroad : Freight Cars of the

Wonderful collection of black and white photos showing the full range of Union Pacific freight cars in use during the 1950s. Photos show not only the exterior but also closeups of the ends, trucks and tops and the interiors of the caboose. There is also a full page schematic for each type of freight car. 98 pages.

  • ASIN: B000HL6Y5M

Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger and Freight Car Diagrams

Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger and Freight Car

Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger and Freight Car Diagrams.

  • ASIN: B000IOJJ96

Model Railroader's Guide to Freight Cars

Model Railroader's Guide to Freight

Freight cars are the backbone of any railroad -- in the real world or on your operating layout. Get a brief history of each type of North American freight car, then learn how car designs have changed from WWI to the present. Includes techniques for modeling realistic rolling stock in any scale.

  • Brand: Brand: Kalmbach Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 0890245851

The American Railroad Passenger Car, Parts I and II (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

The American Railroad Passenger Car, Parts I and

The American Railroad Passenger Car recaptures the lost, but not-too-distant past when 98 percent of all intercity travel in the United States was by rail. It documents in extraordinary detail the ingenuity and splendor of the classic trains as well as the rattle and clatter, the dust and cinders of early rail travel. An unparalleled record of changes in taste and technologyWith clarity and precision, White explains the methods of construction of wood, iron, steel, and aluminum cars. He traces the evolution of wheels and brakes, dining cars and sleeping compartments. And he follows the revolutions in taste and technology that dramatically altered the appearance of the railroad passenger car over the century and a half that it dominated American travel.An extraordinary resource for railroad hobbyistsDetailed plans and diagrams accompanying the text make it possible for model-builders to reconstruct many famous passenger cars themselves. Appendixes contain biographies of coach builders and designers; numerous tables comparing models, materials, and prices; a chronology of passenger cars; and an annotated bibliography.

  • Brand: Brand: The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ASIN: 0801827434

Easy-To-Build Model Railroad Freight Cars: 24 Dollar Car Projects

Easy-To-Build Model Railroad Freight Cars: 24 Dollar Car

Twenty-four easy to build freight cars from Model Railroader magazine.

  • ASIN: 0890245207

Railroad Freight Car Slogans & Heralds (Photo Archive)

Railroad Freight Car Slogans & Heralds (Photo

After WWII railroads realized freight cars could be used to create a public image of their company and to sell passenger and freight services. That image was captured in a slogan, some unforgettable word, phrase or iconographic trademark emblazoned in bold letters on both sides of the freight car.

  • Brand: Brand: Enthusiast Books
  • ASIN: 1583882766
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