Guide to Industries Series: Livestock & Meatpacking

Jeff Wilson
Item #12473

Delve into the history of the meat packing industry and trace the role of railroads in hauling livestock and meat products.
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Description
Delve into the history of the meat packing industry and trace the role of railroads in hauling livestock and meat products. Livestock traffic, stockyard operations, dedicated meat train operations, regulations, and scheduling are just a few of the topics covered. Learn about refrigerator cars and stock, and see rarely published historical photos.

• Includes 100+ prototype photos, some dating back to the early 1900s
• Features charts and maps of stockyard locations
• Contains modeling tips, suggestions, and resources included for each chapter
Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 88
Color photos: 30
Black & White photos: 170
Author Bio
Jeff Wilson has written more than 20 books on railroads and model railroading. He spent 10 years as an associate editor at Model Railroader magazine, and he currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer, contributing articles to MR and other magazines. He enjoys many facets of the hobby, especially building structures and detailing locomotives, as well as photographing both real and model railroads.
Table of Contents
Introduction

Chapter 1: Industry history
Chapter 2: Stock cars
Chapter 3: Meat refrigerator cars
Chapter 4: Cattle pens and stockyards
Chapter 5: Packing plants and branch houses
Chapter 6: Livestock operations
Chapter 7: Meat traffic

Bibliography 
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