The History of the Most Important Direct Interchange Railroad Hump Yard on the East Coast of the United States.
In the entire United States there was only one other railroad yard built on the scale of Potomac Yard and that was the Belt Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard. It too was designed to provide direct interchange switching between connecting railroads
Prior to its closing in 1992, Potomac Yard handled the traffic of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac (owned by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railway) and performed a complete terminal switching service for the freight traffic of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the Southern Railway, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, the Pennsylvania Railroad, and after 1977 for the Delaware & Hudson Railway.
This is the follow-up Volume to Book 1 and covers the history of Potomac Yard in the 20th Century.
This book is huge with extensive text, many B&W photographs and diagrams.
Potomac Yard Enters the 20th Century, pp. 1-7;
The First World War and U.S. Government Control, pp. 7-12;
The Roaring 20's, pp. 13-38;
The Depression Years, pp. 39-66;
The Second World War and Its Aftermath, pp. 67-120;
Emergency Bridge Over the Potomac River, pp. 121-144;
Post-War Years and the 1950's, pp. 145-342;
The 1960's, A Decade of Change, pp. 343-478;
The 1970's, Innovation and Expansion, pp. 479-590;
The 1980's, Changes and Mergers, pp. 591-650;
The 1990's, The End, pp. 651-670;
Conclusions, pp. 671-680;
First Person Stories and Remembrances, pp. 681-740;
Potomac Yard Railroad Operating Agreements, pp. 741-770;
The Ice House at Potomac Yard, pp. 771-786;
Pulling the Plug, pp. 787-804.
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Historical Society, hardcover, 814 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1.5 in., B&W photographs, maps, lists and illustrations.