Modern Freight Cars: Rolling Stock from the '60s Through Today

Jeff Wilson
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Modern Freight Cars provides an overview of freight cars from the 1960s through today, featuring more than 200 photos and covers various types of cars and how they evolved.  This is an essential guide for model railroaders who model the 1960s through today, as well as railfans and freight train enthusiasts. 
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Modern Freight Cars, a new book by Jeff Wilson, provides an overview of freight cars from the 1960s through today.  This is an essential guide for model railroaders who model the 1960s through today, as well as railfans and freight train enthusiasts.  The book features more than 200 photos and covers various types of cars, including boxcars, hoppers, and gondolas, and how they evolved, as well as new car types, including intermodal cars and 89-foot auto tracks.

The book also gives a deeper look into how different industries use freight cars, when cars entered service, and the dates when rules and restrictions took place.

Other topics include:

  • Freight car evolution (size and weight increases; new car types)
  • Car components (brake systems, trucks, and couplers)
  • Hi-cube and specialty boxcars
  • Intermodal cars (flat, spine, and well cars)
  • Open and enclosed auto racks
  • Mechanical and cryogenic refrigerator cars
  • Center-beam flatcars
  • And much more!
Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 112
Author Bio
Jeff Wilson has written more than 30 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
Introduction

Chapter 1. Freight car evolution and design
Chapter 2. Covered hoppers
Chapter 3. Tank cars
Chapter 4. Boxcars
Chapter 5. Coal-service hoppers and gondolas
Chapter 6. Gondolas and hopper cars
Chapter 7. Flatcars, center-beams, and auto racks
Chapter 8. Well cars, spine cars, and piggyback flats
Chapter 9. Refrigerator cars
Chapter 10. Trucks, brakes, and cushion underframes

Appendix/Bibliography
Classic Toy Trains Classic Trains Finescale Modeler Garden Railways Model Railroader Model Railroader Video Plus Scale Auto Trains Magazine Kalmbach Books