Express, Mail & Merchandise Service is a prototype guide to modeling package, express, and mail traffic on your model railroad. The content provides modelers with ideas for their layouts, whether large or small, from the 1900s through the 1960s.
This book gives a historical perspective from when railroad personnel actually handled packages and merchandise - everything from baby chicks and cornflakes to money and machinery - and got them to their final destination. Included are chapters on freight houses and transfer terminals, baggage cars and other equipment, operations, and express companies like Railway Express Agency.
History of Express, Merchandise and Mail Service, pp. 4-10;
Railroad LCL Traffic (Less-than-Carload), pp. 11-18;
Railway Express Agency, pp. 19-36;
Head-End Cars and Merchandise Equipment, pp. 37-52;
Depots, Freight Houses and Transfer Terminals, pp. 53-69;
Train and Car Operations, pp. 70-81;
Moving Mail by Rail, pp. 82-93;
Bibliography and Acknowledgements, pp. 94-95.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 96 pages, 8.25 ÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â— 10.75 x .25 in., B&W and Color photographs (mostly B&W).