Produce Traffic & Trains
This book discusses the trains, equipment, and history of moving produce by rail. From the 1890s through the 1960s, all types of fruits and vegetables were transported by rail to markets across the U.S. Expert modeler Jeff Wilson covers all aspects of moving perishables, with the focus on the business, operations, and equipment of the peak decades. Also covered are suggestions on how to model this fascinating equipment and facilities on your layout. Topics covered include:
- The development of refrigerator cars, car fleets, and produce terminals.
- Harvesting, loading, shipping, and delivering fresh produce, and later frozen products.
- Running express trains, making ice and icing stations, and carrying out perishable operations.