RAILROAD YARD by Paul G. Ditzel


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Without a sense of excitement or immediacy, this is more than even the buff will want to know about what goes on in a railroad yard--especially since the major operation (which occupies twelve central pages) consists of pushing the freight cars over a hump in order to sort them. It's also this book's major contribution to the mechanics of railroad-operation in general, since other, more invigorating titles describe the various types of cars, their markings and maintenance--as well as the overall function of a yard--in equivalent if not greater detail. Dull photos too, for the most part, by today's precise, live-action standards.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1977
Publisher: Messner