North American Railyards, Updated and Expanded Edition
This classic illustrated reference is now fully updated with revised profiles, additional diagrams, and more than a dozen new railyard profiles. Railyards are the epicenter of modern railroad operations sprawling multi-acre facilities, featuring miles of track and complex operations. There, freight-carrying rolling stock of every conceivable type is dropped off, sorted, and switched from train to train before being sent off to its next destination. Michael Rhodes, a devoted U.K.-based rail enthusiast, has traveled the United States and Canada dozens of times, gathering information about the histories and operations of these facilities. In this updated and expanded edition of his 2003 book, North American Railyards, Rhodes provides a unique reference to railyards across the continent, including the latest information on their status, traffic, and more. In addition to revising the previous yard profiles where necessary, he has added more than a dozen profiles not included in the previous
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