Piggyback & Container Traffic

Jeff Wilson
Item #12804

A comprehensive guide to railroad intermodal equipment and operations.
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In his all-new book, Piggyback & Container Traffic, modeling expert Jeff Wilson provides a comprehensive guide to railroad intermodal equipment and operations, tracing the development of piggyback (trailer-on-flatcar) and container traffic from the steam era to today.

You will learn:

  • What equipment and operations are appropriate for a specific era.
  • How trailers and containers are loaded onto railcars.
  • How piggyback containers and terminals work, and much more!
A must-have reference guide for model railroaders and rail enthusiasts alike!
Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 128
Color photos: 200
Author Bio
Jeff Wilson has written more than 25 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 Model Railroader 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

Chapter 1

History of container and piggyback traffic

Chapter 2

Piggyback trailers

Chapter 3


Chapter 4

Trailer and container flatcars

Chapter 5

Double-stack container cars

Chapter 6

Spine and skeleton cars

Chapter 7

Roadrailers and Flexi-Vans

Chapter 8

End-loading temrinals

Chapter 9

Modern intermodal terminals

Chapter 10

Intermodal operations

"Piggyback & Container Traffic is an excellent primer for historians and model railroaders interested in this significant category of railroad business. I remember piggybacks and I wonder where in the world one would have to go not to find an intermodal container? The author introduces the book with comments about just how enormous of a task it would be to write a full history of the subjects, and ends the book with a large bibliography of sources, as well as the sidebar Finding train information.

This book is full of photographs and other graphics. The text is very detailed and yet easy to follow. I have no meaningful complaints and happily recommend this book". - Fred Boucher, KitMaker.net
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