Railroading and the Automotive Industry


This all-new book by Jeff Wilson takes a historical look at both industries and their symbiotic relationship from the 1910s through today.

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The well-researched book features a wealth of information and prototype photos showing how railroads have handled automobile traffic (parts and finished vehicles), beginning with the steam era. Covered topics include the evolution of the railroad equipment used, including auto parts boxcars, double-door boxcars, piggyback auto trailers, two- and three-deck open auto racks, and enclosed auto racks, how auto production, parts plants and assembly plants work, how railroads get raw materials to plants and deliver vehicles to distribution centers and more!


96 Pages

Hundreds of photos