Re: Train Shed Cyclopedias

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Mike Calo wrote:
I recall decades ago seeing magazibes (books?) called "Train Shed Cylopedia"s that deat with with wlamost every thing imgainable.

Whish of this seires of books dealt with cars of the 40s, particularly during and shortly following the War, and did any specifically deal with end-used coal distribution? I'm trying to set my layout to have a mid-40s feel.
Mike, the Train Sheds did not have the name "Cyclopedia" by accident. They are largely reprints of portions of the _Car Builders' Cyclopedia_ volumes of different years. Thus their subject matter is freight and passenger cars exclusively, not anything to do with car usage or cargoes. They are a terrific resource, but will probably not answer your question, as I understand what you wrote.

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