Morning Sun Books presents this second volume of the two volume set dealing with piggybacking and container on flat cars. Volume One deals with equipment used by railroads with reporting marks "A" through "H" and this volume illustrates the remainder. We've also provided a short section of RoadRailers and also some ramp and yard scenes at the end of this book.
1926: The Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee begins limited haulage of private shipper truck trailers. This is followed the next year by the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend, another Insull interurban road.
1935: The first Class One railroad, the Chicago Great Western, begins moving a single company's trailers although only for several months. It also patents the chain/screwjack tie down system.
1936: David DeBoer, in his authoritative work Piggyback and Containers (Golden West Books 1992) dates the modern era of piggybacking to July 7, 1936 when the CGW begins general TOFC service for shipper and common carrier trucking companies.
1937: The New Haven begins TOFC operations.
1952: Influential Gene Ryan forms Rail-Trailer, a multifaceted company that offers car and trailer leasing. Ryan's influence is considerable with his envisioned turnkey intermodal service along with numerous other ideas and inventions.
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