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railroad radio

Hearing And Understanding Railroad Radio Communications & Systems

by Vincent Reh

At 240,000 route miles, the railroad network in the United States and Canada is immense. Hundreds of commerical and industrial railroads haul and deliver a remarkable variety of commodities, everything from fruits and vegetables in Souther California to iron ore in Labrador. In 1992 alone, railroads moved 1.13 trillion tons-miles of freight.

To effectively manage and coordinate this system, railroads depend on two-way radio. railroad radio is packed with information on railroad communications and systems. It's all here -- railroad radio history, modern communication systems, and system use. Plus, you get all the information you need to monitor railroad radio, including in-depth coverage of radio scanners and accessories.

railroad radio is written in an easy-to-understand style that will appeal to all railroad enthusiasts, radio hobbyists, and industry professionals. Numerous photographs, illustrations, and appendices cover equipment, lingo, rules, operating frequencies, and railroad operations.

Available from the publisher for US$19.95 plus $3.50 shipping within North America, $5.50 elsewhere. Vermont residents please add $1.00 sales tax. Dealer enquiries invited. Byron Hill Publishing Co., PO Box 197C, Grand Isle, Vt. 05458 USA.