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Railroad What It Is What It Do
John H Armstrong
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2004-09-10 21:10:33
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The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does

by John H. Armstrong

323 pages, 5x9".

A "must" read for the novice or expert describing the railroad industry from A to Z. Written by a long-time railroad designer, author and modeler, this easy-to-read book gives a history from the coal-fed "iron horses" that helped build a nation to the computer-assisted transportation systems in use today. This fourth edition is an indispensable source for anyone wanting to learn about railroads. New illustrations and diagrams help to explain the evolution of the railroad industry; changes in signal and communication technology, maintenance, and design engineering. The ever-changing face of rail passenger service is described, as is intermodal traffic. Softcover.