Open Top Loads: Flatcar and Gondola Color Portfolio Volumes 3 & 4 (eBook)

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By Robert J. Yanosey

“Open Top Load” is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions. 

Volume 3: Lumber, Machines with Continuous Tracks, MofW Equipment, Military Vehicles and Equipment, Molten Steel, Pipe Tubing, Poles & Pilings, Pulpwood, Pumps, Rails, Ring Forgings, New RR Carbodies, Rubber Tire Vehicles, miscellaneous

Volume 4: Scrap Metal, Structural Steel, Tanks & Boiler Shells, Prefab Track and Switches, Transformers, Trucks, Wallboard & Plywood, Wheels, Wrecked RR Carbodies, miscellaneous

Item # F019

This page is for an eBook, the abridged softcover versions will be available in November 2018.

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