North American Locomotives

North American Locomotives

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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 a Ohio, to todayAca‚na„cs 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 CentralAca‚na„cs J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania RailroadAca‚na„cs GG1 electrics, and EMDAca‚na„cs classic E- and F-Units, to todayAca‚na„cs most powerful modern diesels. All the major buildersAca‚na€past and presentAca‚na€are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.Brian Solomon FACTS BOMBARDIER M429LRC Wheel arrangement: B-B Transmission: DC electric Engine: 251 diesel Horsepower: 3, 725 Intended service: light, rapid, and comfortable power car Number operated: 31 Overall production: 34anbsp;...

Title:North American Locomotives
Author:Brian Solomon
Publisher:Voyageur Press (MN) - 2012-12-30


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