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

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

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Modern Freight Cars: Rolling Stock from the '60s Through Today
By Jeff Wilson

Modern Freight Cars provides an overview of freight cars from the
1960s through today, featuring more than 200 photos and covers
various types of cars and how they evolved. This is an essential
guide for model railroaders who model the 1960s through today,
as well as railfans and freight train enthusiasts.

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Modern Freight Cars, a new book by Jeff Wilson, provides an
overview of freight cars from the 1960s through today. This is
an essential guide for model railroaders who model the 1960s
through today, as well as railfans and freight train enthusiasts.
The book features more than 200 photos and covers various types
of cars, including boxcars, hoppers, and gondolas, and how they
evolved, as well as new car types, including intermodal cars and
89-foot auto tracks.

The book also gives a deeper look into how different industries
use freight cars, when cars entered service, and the dates when
rules and restrictions took place.

Other topics include:

Freight car evolution (size and weight increases; new car types)
Car components (brake systems, trucks, and couplers)
Hi-cube and specialty boxcars
Intermodal cars (flat, spine, and well cars)
Open and enclosed auto racks
Mechanical and cryogenic refrigerator cars
Center-beam flatcars
And much more!

Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 112