Steve Barry 192 pages softcover
For as long as locomotives
have been the stars of North American railroads, rolling stock has
trundled and raced along behind, carrying raw materials, finished goods,
and people. Illustrated with more than 250 photographs, Railroad Rolling Stock
traces the evolution of various forms of rolling stock from throughout
the history of North American railroading. Each chapter features a
specific type: from boxcars, gondolas, and hoppers to tankcars,
flatcars, and auto racks, intermodal rolling stock, passenger equipment,
the venerable caboose, and even maintenance-of-way (MOW) equipment.
Throughout, the photographs reflect the grand geographic and
technological breadth of North American railroading and are accompanied
by detailed captions identifying the rolling stock pictured and
explaining their roles in the history of North American railroading from
the "Golden Age" to present.