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Book: Freight Cars Rolling

Bob Chaparro
 

Again, Courtesy of Charles Hostetler’s blog (Modeling the CNW in Milwaukee, 1957) here is a link to a digitized version of Lawrence W. Sagle's book "Freight Cars Rolling" published in 1960.

 

The book, digitized as published or in text form (which can be copied) is available free on- line at:

 

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015000449929;view=1up;seq=1

 

After a quick review I would not say this is as good a book as “Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States”, however, the book is loaded with pictures from the era before 1960.

 

Below is the table of contents.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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Table Of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Freight Car Classification — Identification of Types — Markings, Slogans, Colors.

Chapter 2. Making a Freight Shipment — Computing Freight Charges — Rail-

road Scales — What the Freight Cars Carry.

Chapter 3. Freight Car Records and Accounting — The Car Service Department — How the Cars are Routed — Per Diem,

 Mileage Charge, Demurrage — Car Inspection and Repair.

Chapter 4. The Work  of the Freight Agent — The Freight Forwarding Company — Pickup and Delivery  Service.

Chapter 5. Shipping Fruits and Vegetables — Beef from the Prairies —

Handling Live Stock — The Banana Train — Watermelons from Dixie — Coal, Ore  and Steel.

Chapter 6. The Freight Train and its Crew — The Train Conductor and

Train Orders — "Peddlers" and Fast Freights — Ruling Grade and Tonnage Restrictions — Classification Yards, Break-Bulk Stations — 1,236,650,000 Tons of Freight!