Kalmbach Publishing Company 12473 Guide to Industries Series: Livestock & Meatpacking Jeff Wilson

Kalmbach Publishing CoSKU: KAL00012473


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Delve into the history of the meat packing industry and trace the role of
railroads in hauling livestock and meat products. Livestock traffic, stockyard
operations, dedicated meat train operations, regulations, and scheduling are
just a few of the topics covered. Learn about refrigerator cars and stock, and
see rarely published historical photos.

Includes 100+ prototype photos, some dating back to the early 1900s

Features charts and maps of stockyard locations

Contains modeling tips, suggestions, and resources included for each chapter

Author: Jeff Wilson

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 88 pages; 170 black and white photos; 30 color
photos; ISBN: 9780890248676

Jeff Wilson has written more than 20 books on railroads and model
railroading. He spent 10 years as an associate editor at Model Railroader
magazine, and he currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and
photographer, contributing articles to MR and other magazines. He enjoys many
facets of the hobby, especially building structures and detailing locomotives,
as well as photographing both real and model railroads.


Chapter 1: Industry history

Chapter 2: Stock cars

Chapter 3: Meat refrigerator cars

Chapter 4: Cattle pens and stockyards

Chapter 5: Packing plants and branch houses

Chapter 6: Livestock operations

Chapter 7: Meat traffic


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