The Railroad Freight Service

There was recent post on Tony Thompson’s excellent blog, Modeling the SP, titled Waybill posts collected, that references a compilation of waybill posts on the blog into a single document, courtesy of Mike White. It’s a valuable resource, as is Tony’s blog, too. It got me thinking about a book that I have had for a number of years that could be looked at as something of a handbook to would-be freight railroaders, prototype or model.┬áTo quote the preface, “This book has been written primarily to be of assistance to officials and others in the railroad service, and to those in charge of the traffic and transportation activities of industries. It describes in detail the railroad freight services, freight traffic rules and practices, and the organization of the several departments by which the services are performed.” Sounds like what many of us are striving to do. The book is titled, The Railroad Freight Service. The images here show the table of contents and a couple of examples of forms included in the book. The hard part is locating a copy….