Rail Oddities. Odd and Interesting Facts About the Railroads.

Washington, D. C. Association of American Railroads, 1957. Paperback. 9" x 6". 44pp. Decorative tan with red stapled paper wrappers (paper back) with mild edge wear and rubbing; a near fine copy. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Fun facts and ancedotes about the US railroad. For example: "Lots of freight trains have both names and nicknames. One named the 'Texas - Oklahoma - Missouri - Kansas - Arkansas Traveler' is called TOMKAT for short.' And "Railroad men in a big quandary over getting a circus giraffe under a low bridge solved the problem by dropping a carrot on the floor of the cage...sneaked the train under the bridge while the giraffe's head was down." Item #7544

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