The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society will be releasing, on May 10, a new two-volume book, The TTX Story, authored by James D. Panza, Richard W. Dawson, and Ronald P. Sellberg.
The Pennsylvania Railroad and Rail-Trailer Co. formed Trailer Train Co. in 1955 to expand piggyback service amongst the nation's railroads. PRR initially managed TTX, which expanded its ownership to 41 railroads. The 62-year journey started with 500 flatcars in 1956 and grew to over 161,000 cars (TOFC, auto rack, Mailbox, Railgon, and special equipped) today.
The authors, combined, have over 90 years of service with Trailer Train/TTX. They present much "insider" information on company decisions, car design, and the shift to container intermodal service. The books are hardbound, all0-color, horizontal format, and total 624 pages.
The price will be $79.95 for PRRT&HS members; $99.95 for everyone else (both books).