... cars on the way to market, as illustrated in the June 1892 Scribner's Magazine.
—Middleton Collection Railroads usually operate a number of cars for
nonrevenue purposes that are either built new or adapted from retired revenue
freight and ...
Author: William D. Middleton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry’s development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.
Since trans rolling stock which also includes passenger cars , locoportation has
ceased to be a railroad monopoly , freight motives , and non - revenue cars .
Total ownership of freight cars have become the one railway facility of which the
Definitions and typical illustrations of railroads and industrial cars, their parts and equipment; cars built in America for export to foreign countries; descriptions and illustrations of shops and equipment employed in the construction and repair of cars.
Railroad Car Deliveries 50,000 47,249 40,000 32,184 30,000 28,457 20,000
17,714 10,000 ity to the lessor and shed a business that was usually
cumbersome to manage and unrelated to the principal revenue - generating
operation . This type ... Regardless , the American Railway Car Institute expected
an upswing in the market , with close to 40,000 new freight cars forecast to be
built in 2004. In 2003 ...
Author: Lynn M. Pearce
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Contains over one thousand entries that provide information about a wide range of manufacturing, and non-manufacturing industries in the United States, covering every industry recognized by the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system; arranged numerically by SIC code.