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Freight Train Cars (Enthusiast Color Series)
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Freight Train Cars (Enthusiast Color Series)

by Mike Schafer
 

In the world of railway enthusiasts and modelers, freight carriers are every bit as technically involved and evocative as engines and cabooses. This full-color gallery features and describes a trainload of "rolling stock" - boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, gondolas, tank cars, auto-rack transports and others - representing a variety of railways in action around the US.

Overview

In the world of railway enthusiasts and modelers, freight carriers are every bit as technically involved and evocative as engines and cabooses. This full-color gallery features and describes a trainload of "rolling stock" - boxcars, flatcars, hoppers, gondolas, tank cars, auto-rack transports and others - representing a variety of railways in action around the US.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760306123
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Enthusiast Color Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Schafer hails from Rockford, Illinois, where he recalls his earliest train-watching experiences on the Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, Burlington Route, and Chicago & North Western. He vividly can recall his first train rides, circa 1952, on IC\u2019s Hawkeye and Land O\u2019 Corn between Rockford and Chicago. Eventually he would declare the latter — America\u2019s railroad hub — his \u201chonorary hometown. Mike and his little dog Archie reside in a house (which includes a 1,600-square-foot model railroad) next to BNSF\u2019s busy Twin Cities mainline in a small town outside Chicago where he also serves as village trustee and occasionally mayor pro tem.

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