Kalmbach Media 12834 The Model Railroaders Guide to Bridges & Trestles
The Model Railroader's Guide to Bridges & Trestles from Kalmbach is your one-stop source for information on prototype bridges. This book will guide you through the history of the various bridge types from the first days of railroading through today, showing older bridge types still in use, older bridge types that are now obsolete, and new concrete and steel designs. This also book includes the history of various types of bridges, tells about how bridges have evolved in design and size and how bridges fit in with other related scenic elements. It also discusses many bridge types including wood trestles, stone and concrete arches, culverts, wood and steel truss bridges, steel plate-girder bridges and cantilevers. It's loaded with information to help model railroaders choose appropriate bridges for the region, era, and type of railroad they model.