Red Balls, tonnage trains, coal traffic and iron ore freight trains of the Missouri Pacific Lines from the 1930s to the 1980s spring vividly to life. Dorin explores the freight equipment that moved the goods, and the locomotives, both steam and diesel, that handled the freight and passenger trains. Rosters are included as well as material on the paint schemes from the blue and gray to all blue, and then the merger into Union Pacific yellow. Diesel rosters cover the period from the 1940s up through the UP merger in the 1980s.
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About the Author
Patrick C. Dorin has been interested in railroads since he was two. He worked for the railroad industry while going to college and for several years after and also has taught transportation at the university level. His interest in railroads has resulted in numerous books on railroad subjects.