Richard H. Hendrickson

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Richard Hendrickson served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in English linguistics. He retired from the faculty of Sonoma State University in California in 1995.

He has enjoyed something of a second career as a railroad historian and modeler, having more than 400 magazine articles on freight car history and modeling to his credit, along with authorship or co-authorship of three books about the freight cars of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. In addition to his book, co-authored with Ed Kaminski, Billboard Refrigerator Cars, he wrote a freight car chapter for Great Northern Lines East.

Richard and his wife Sandra reside in Ashland, Oregon, where one of Richard's special pleasures is piloting his vintage Citabria airplane.