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Intermodel Railroading
 
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Author: Brian Solomon
Hardcover with dust jacket, 2007, 8.5 x 10.5, 192 pages, 200 black and (mostly) color photographs, glossary, bibliography, index.
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Intermodel Railroading chronicles the richly illustrated history of the 20th century's most revolutionary development in freight railroading, the use of containers to move cargo between trucks, trains and oceangoing vessels. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Reader will examine early attempts at piggybacking in the 1930's; the developments made from World War II through the 1960's by TTX and railroads such as Canadian Pacific, New Haven and Southern Pacific; and partnerships between shipping firms and today's Class I railroads. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Now one of the most important aspects of modern railroading, intermodel railroading has a longer history than most realize. It has, of course, flourished beyond all expectations. It is examined closely in Intermodel Railroading with a concisely written narrative deftly punctuated with numerous vintage and modern photographs. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Brian Solomon looks at intermodal railroading's personalities, technology, infrastructure and operations, with special emphasis on the evoluton of technologies, the effects of global economies, federal deregulation, pioneering players, such as TTX and Sea-Land, and modern innovations like articulated spine cars and double-stack well cars. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This wonderfully illustrated guide to the world of intermodel railroading will prove indispensable to anyone interested in modern railroad operations.



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