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Guide To North American Diesel Locomotives

Author : Jeff Wilson
ISBN : 1627004556
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Get detailed information on diesel locomotives produced in North America from the 1930s to today.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

A Field Guide To Trains Of North America

Author : Gerald L. Foster
ISBN : 0395701120
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 70.71 MB
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Identifies more than 170 locomotives and cars, grouped by visual similarity for ease of identification and including statistical data, manufacturing history, and usage by railroads
Category: Technology & Engineering

American Diesel Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 1610606051
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 65.48 MB
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Ride the rails through the development and history of America's diesel-electric locomotives. Diesel-electric played a critical role in the industrialization of America. After WWII, diesels rapidly displaced the steam locomotive as the dominant source of motive power on the rails. This lavishly illustrated volume delivers detailed coverage of the development of the diesel including AC traction and the 800-horsepower beasts introduced in the mid 1990s. Solomon describes how diesels are operated and maintained today. Appendix lists where restored early diesels can be seen today.
Category: Transportation

North American Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760343708
Genre : Transportation
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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.
Category: Transportation

Diesel Locomotives

Author : Louis A. Marre
ISBN : 0890242585
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 31.31 MB
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Traces the history of diesel locomotives in North America from General Electric's unsuccessful trio of 1918 to the end of 1971.
Category: Transportation

Field Guide To Trains

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760349977
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 84.89 MB
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"This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Transportation

Ge And Emd Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760346129
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 88.17 MB
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"A comprehensive history of North America's two major locomotive manufacturers, comprising previous 2003 and 2006 volumes with updated information and photos to take the story through 2013"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Transportation

The Model Railroader S Guide To Locomotive Servicing Terminals

Author : Martin J. McGuirk
ISBN : 0890244146
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 35.84 MB
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Learn about prototype engine servicing areas and their functions, and how to model them on any layout. Includes tips and techniques for modeling trackage, structures, and other terminal details appropriate for the steam or diesel era.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies


Author : Greg McDonnell
ISBN : 1770856099
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 83.61 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.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Diesel Locomotive Rosters

Author : Charles W. McDonald
ISBN : UVA:X001173952
Genre : Diesel locomotives
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Category: Diesel locomotives

Trains Across The Continent

Author : Rudolph L. Daniels
ISBN : 0253214114
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 71.47 MB
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Trains Across the Continent North American Railroad History Second Edition Rudolph Daniels A wonderfully readable, illustrated guide to the history of railroads in America. "Trains Across the Continent is everything you need to know about railroad history--both educational and enjoyable reading." --Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association "Trains Across the Continent should be in every public school library in the country. Quickly and concisely Dr. Daniels leads you through the maze of building, merging, and a myriad of other details necessary to understand modern railroading. Steam, diesel, passenger, and freight are all carefully explained on a national scale rather than railroad specific, making this book even more of a useful tool for the student." --Donald D. Snoddy, Historian, Union Pacific Railroad "Trains Across the Continent" is a truly comprehensive account of how railroads helped shape, and are continuing to shape, the history of North America." --Jonathan B. Hanna, Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway "Nothing but positive comments about it from faculty and students alike. . . . The industry bible in this area." --Phillip B. Cypret, Sacramento City College "Professor Daniels displays both passion and scholarship in this nicely arranged buffet of subjects both large and minute, important and interesting, serious and fun, to present a delicious overview of railroad history." --James D. Porterfield, author of Dining by Rail "Daniels manages to make brief mention of all major points of North American railroad history . . . from the workings of a steam locomotive to the dawn of the railroad mega-merger, nearly every conceivable aspect of railroading receives attention. . . . This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America." --Rail News Updated maps, new appendices, a greatly expanded bibliography, detailed discussions of the recent attempted mergers of the CN and BNSF, of the diesel locomotive, and of railroad electrification further round out the usefulness of Trains Across the Continent as the complete and concise introduction to North American railroads. Rudolph Daniels is Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College, where he teaches history and Railroad Operations Technology.
Category: Transportation

Railfan Railroad

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ISBN : UOM:39015065069984
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The N Scale Steam Locomotive Information Book

Author : Jim Kline
ISBN : OCLC:911398707
Genre : Railroads
File Size : 38.44 MB
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N scale will only be considered complete when steam locomotives are as frequently used as in other scales. The purpose of this book is to dispel any belief that only diesel locos run well in N scale. The experiences of many modelers are offered to guide you in selecting good running steam locos and to help you improve both how they look and how they run.--Preface.
Category: Railroads

The Australian Locomotive Guide

Author : Peter Clark
ISBN : 9781922013682
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Describes the Diesel and Electric locomotives used on the main line and export mineral railways in Australia and the operating preserved steam locomotives used both on preserved lines and on main lines. Diesel locomotives are listed according to the type of Diesel engine and arranged to show the development of a particular type of locomotive. Entries progressing from lower power to higher power units. This layout shows the similarity of types used on different systems, particularly in the area of State government railways. The Electric locomotives are grouped by system in chronological order Steam locomotives are organised by wheel arrangement since this brings together similar locomotives from different systems. Covers all the diesel and electric locomotives used by the Australian main line railways whether still in service or not. Many diesel locomotives are now being used for secondary duties by smaller operators or leased by larger operators as required.

American Shortline Railway Guide

Author : Edward A. Lewis
ISBN : 0890242909
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This edition lists nearly 600 shortline and regional railroads in the United States and Canada. Includes the history, radio frequency, locomotive roster and other information for each line as well as diesel profiles and a listing of past shortlines.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies


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ISBN : UOM:39015013030682
Genre : Railroads
File Size : 66.1 MB
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All Aboard

Author : Jim Loomis
ISBN : 9781569761892
Genre : Travel
File Size : 78.52 MB
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“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.
Category: Travel

An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Locomotives

Author : Colin Garratt
ISBN : 0754834395
Genre : Locomotives
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A detailed history of locomotive technology and the trains of the world, with 700 photographs.
Category: Locomotives