Locomotives

Author: Greg McDonnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781770856097
Size: 62.40 MB
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"This new oversize, full color book is the 'Diesel Spotter's Guide' on steroids. ... After you get Locomotives, you'll WANT to go out and see what's new!" --Railfan and Railroad "This is a field guide that is also elegant, so my advice is this: Buy two copies, and toss one in your car, and put the other one on your coffee table." --Trains Locomotives is the definitive photographic reference for the North American rail fan. It covers all mainline locomotive models built for North American railroads from the mid-1970s onward. This revised and expanded edition includes data on all the new locomotive models built from 2007 to January 2015, including the latest electrics from Siemens and Tier 4 locomotives from General Electrics. Containing 32 new pages, and over 300 photographs of more than 120 models, this remarkable large-format reference covers every locomotive manufacturer. Greg McDonnell provides concise yet comprehensive information on each model, along with easy-to-read tables of production totals, build dates and mechanical specifications.

Emd Locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781610603799
Size: 34.10 MB
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North American Locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610586859
Size: 56.19 MB
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Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.

Vintage Diesel Power

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610601203
Size: 41.21 MB
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This formative period of diesel locomotive evolution is examined with the help of more than 250 modern and period photos depicting passenger, freight, and switching locomotives. Author Brian Solomon covers every prominent manufacturer of the period—including Electro-Motive, Alco, Baldwin, and GE—as well as iconic models like Geeps, E and F units, PAs and FAs, sharknoses, U-boats, and more. The photographs take in the grand geographic and technological breadth of North American railroading and are accompanied by detailed captions identifying the locomotives pictured and explaining their roles in this crucial era of American railroading.

Evolution Of The American Diesel Locomotive

Author: J. Parker Lamb
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253027985
Size: 11.44 MB
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The diesel locomotive sent shock waves through rigid corporate cultures and staid government regulators. For some, the new technology promised to be a source of enormous profits; for others, the railroad industry seemed a threat to their very livelihoods. Evolution of the American Diesel Locomotive introduces the reader to the important technological advances that gave rise to diesel engines, examining not only their impact on locomotive design, but also their impact on the economic and social landscapes. J. Parker Lamb describes the development of these technologies, allowing the reader to fully understand how they were integrated and formed a commercially successful locomotive. Like its companion volume, Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive (IUP, 2003), this book emphasizes the role of the leading engineers whose innovations paved the way for critical breakthroughs. Rail fans will appreciate this authoritative work.

Vintage Modern Diesel Locomotives

Author: Stanley W. Trzoniec
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760348405
Size: 45.23 MB
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EMD, General Electric, Alco, Baldwin, and Fairbanks Morse have built diesel locomotives. Their most popular vintage and modern models are covered in painstaking detail by author and photographer Stanley W. Trzoniec.

Field Guide To Modern Diesel Locomotives

Author: Greg McDonnell
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780890246078
Size: 10.60 MB
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Covers EMD diesels manufactured after 1972 and GE diesels after 1977, and includes all the major spotting features and roster information. Features fantastic full-color rail photography and a variety of railroad paint schemes. -- Clearly organized; locomotives are cross-referenced by engine number and railroad for easier spotting -- Ideal for beginning and intermediate railfans, and model railroaders looking for inspiration and detail -- Supported by national advertising in Trains magazine