In this sequel to the "American Railroad Passenger Car", the author aims to change the freight car's lowly image. Including historical photographs and blueprints, this text examines the sophistication and expertise that marked the development of freight cars in the 19th and early-20th centuries. Along with an overview of freight transportation's historical importance, it offers accounts of technological developments and covers lesser-known aspects of everyday freight services, such as yard management, train operations, and the origins of the interchange system.
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"This extraordinarily comprehensive tome is for anyone who lived through the glory days of rail freight or simply wants to know more about it... A book that while eminently readable will serve as a standard reference for decades." -- American Heritage
"Beautifully written... Unrivaled access to archives of documents, drawings, and photographs... A fascinating account that takes the reader into the real world of 19th-century railroad operations." -- George A. Kennedy, Railroad History
"The American Railroad Freight Car is a remarkable work. Although it features encyclopedic qualities, it is thoughtfully organized, illustrated, and written. As might be imagined, White has conducted an enormous amount of research, tapping a remarkable variety of primary sources... White has again produced a definitive tome... No one knows the subject better than he." -- H. Roger Grant, Business History ReviewAbout the Author:
John H. White, Jr., formerly Curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, has written eight books and more than one hundred articles on American railroad technology.
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Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0801852366
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