Many of the photographs are of the plant switching locomotives. Some locomotives are in immaculate condition, others quite dirty. Most of the photographs were taken in the 1980s and 1990s. Considering how difficult it may have been to access private plants, the photographs are well-posed.
A continuing look at railroad service in and around the steel industry, including short lines, class one roads, inter-plant operations, docks, harbors, and more. Over 275 full-color photographs, including the work of several new photographers.
Contents:Raw Materials, pp. 4-15;American Steel Companies, pp. 16-45;Canadian Operations, pp. 46-49;Steel-owned Short Line Railroads, pp. 50-93;Other Railroads Serving the Steel Industry, pp. 94-117;Service Contractors and Related Industries, pp. 118-119;Rail-Water Transfers, pp. 120-123;Docks and Lake Boats, pp. 124-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.