The focus of this book is to provide a comprehensive view of the common cars of Great Northern's freight car fleet prior to the Burlington Northern merger of 1970. This book does not focus on pre-WWII cars. Information presented is from GN company files, data from the AAR, and from the industry journals Railway Age and Modern Railroads. The book includes appendices with technical data on the different box and stock car types. Includes a list of references.
Contents: Box Cars: Express Box Cars, pp. 10-15; 40' Wood/Steel Composite Box Cars, pp. 16-26; 40' Single Door Box Cars, pp. 27-44; 40' Rebuilt Steel Box Cars, pp. 45-47; 40' Box Cars, Special Equipment, pp. 48-50; 40' Plug Door Box Cars, 51-56; 40' Double Door Box Cars, pp. 57-64; 50' Single Door Box Cars, pp. 65-75; 50' Insulated Box Cars, pp. 76-78; 50' Double Door Box Cars, pp. 79-93; 60' Box Cars, pp. 94-99; Stock Cars (36', 40', 50', and 60'), pp. 100-115; Appendix: 1. Paint Scheme and Lettering Standards, pp. 116-119; 2. Descriptive Data on GN Box Cars and Stock Cars, pp. 120-123; 3. Great Northern Freight Car Roster, pp. 124-125; Freight Commodity Statistics, pp. 126-127. References, pg. 128.
Four Ways West Publications, hardcover, 128 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., Color photographs; rosters.