Freight cars are key elements of any model railroad. Modern Freight Cars is an essential reference guide for modelers in choosing what cars are appropriate for an era, region, and industry. (1960s to present) This prototype book explains what various car types carry and how various industries use them. Including: An overview of the modern era of freight as car capacities increased. How various freight cars evolved and grew. Features a variety of cars: intermodal, tank, gondola, hopper, specialty, and more.