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Great Northern Pictorial Vol. 6: Freight Service

John F. Strauss

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ISBN 10: 1885614527 / ISBN 13: 9781885614520
Published by Four Ways West Publications, 2002
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John Strauss brought us the history of GN's vast passenger operations in Great Northern Pictorial - Volumes Three Four and Five, and now he emphasizes freight services during Rocky's steam/electric and diesel eras. See the Fall grain rush, high speed Just-In-Time services, livestock transport, ore and taconite trains, the beginnings of unit train operations, the transition from GN to BN freight train services, and much more. This is the first time such an in-depth project focuses on the freight operations of a major western railroad. Contents:. Bibliography, pp. 4-5 The Early Years, pp. 6-15 Electrics and Stream-liners, pp. 16-49 Transition to Modernization, pp. 50-85 Cattle Cars and Meat Reefers, pp. 86-90 From Ore to Pellets, pp. 91-105 Just-in-Time, pp. 106-143 Skyscrapers on the Prairie, pp. 144-152. Four Ways West, hardcover, 152 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., B&W and Color photographs; illustrations; maps. Bookseller Inventory # fww520

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Title: Great Northern Pictorial Vol. 6: Freight ...

Publisher: Four Ways West Publications

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:New Condition

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Northern Pacific Pictorial Volume Six: NP Freight Train Service: Color laminated hardcover, 224 pp, mostly color on 100lb coated paper stock. Many great photos of steam & diesel powered trains. Freight operations along the 'Main Street of the Northwest' from the 1930s through the BN merger.

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