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Piggyback and Containers, A History of Rail Intermodal on America's Steel Highway

Piggyback and Containers: presents the complete intermodal story. The development of Gene Ryan's Rail Trailer Company, General Motors flirtation with a depressed center-car design, the establishment of Trailer Train, Southern Pacific's truck-trailer train experiment between Los Angeles and San Francisco (handling only company owned Pacific Motor Trucking Trailers), the separation of Pennsylvania Railroad's influence over Trailer Train, the combination of rail-highway units familiarly called Rail Van and RoadRailer. Featured are the various hitch arrangements, the once popular trailer-leasing program, the expansion of United Parcel from a department store delivery service to the nation's largest freight carrier and their influence on rail-piggyback. This copy is still in publisher's shrink wrap packaging and is in as new condition.

BY: David J. DeBoer
Copyright: 1992
207 pages, 217 illustrations, car drawings, bibliography and index
8.5" x 11", hardbound, dust jacket

ISBN: 978-0870951084

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