Pullman-Standard was for some years the largest freight car builder in North America, though perhaps more famous for passenger cars. This long-overdue book fills a gap in builder history, and provides an overview showing a selection of the many cars built over a 60-year span.
Ed Kaminski is well known as an authority on freight car builders, and this book takes its place alongside his earlier work on American Car & Foundry, Magor Car Company, and the Gregg company. It contains a rich trove of some 400 photographs, most never before published, from Pullman and Pullman-Standard, and also from predecessors Haskell & Barker, Standard Steel Car Company, and Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company.
Contents: Ch. 1: The History of Pullman-Standard, pg. 11-26; Ch. 2: Box Cars, Stock Cars and Refrigerator Cars, pg. 27-112; Ch. 3: Covered Hoppers, pg. 113-136; Ch. 4: Open Top Hoppers and Ore Hoppers, pg. 137-162; Ch. 5: Flat Cars and Gondolas, pg. 163-172; Ch. 6: Cabooses, pg. 173-186; Ch. 7: Index, pg. 187-192.
Signature Press, hardcover with jacket, 192 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., Black-and-White photographs plus 33 pages that include Color photographs.