William Sheild 816 pages hardcover
Book 2 picks up where the first volume leaves off, the 1920s, and works it way through the years to the 1990s. This book thoroughly describes the effects of World War 2 on the railroad's Potomac Yard opertions. During this time of increased freight and emergency bridge was constructed over the Potomac River to link the yard directly with the B&O. Other chapters provide information on modernization plans and yard reconstructions, new shops, video car recording and eventually the closing of the yard.