Type 5 Heavy Freight Locomotives

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Type 5 Heavy Freight Locomotives

Author : David Cable
ISBN : 9781473899742
Genre : Transportation
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This photographic album portrays the four classes of locomotives introduced to operate on the British Railways system, prior to Privatization in 1994.Increasing loads and deteriorating reliability of older classes necessitated the design of new, higher horsepower classes of diesel locomotives to operate the increasing requirement to operate trains handling loads in bulk, such as coal, minerals, fuels etc.The four classes included one American design the class 59 which set new standards in haulage capacity and reliability. The other three designs classes 56, 58 and 60 were more suitable to their tasks than previous models, but in the case of the class 56, suffered a poor reputation for availability for several years, although the few remaining members of the class have now attained acceptable standards.Of the four classes, a small number of class 56s operate in private ownership, all the class 58s have been withdrawn, but all the class 59s and 60s are in daily use throughout England and Wales.This album has been written by David Cable, author of a series of illustrated books covering railways in the UK as well as overseas. The book shows examples of all four classes working a variety of duties at a wide range of locations.
Category: Transportation

British Rail Class 60 Locomotives

Author : Edward Gleed
ISBN : 9781785001505
Genre : Transportation
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During the mid-1980s, in a drive for greater efficiency, British Rail required another heavy freight locomotive, some of the earlier Type 5 freight locomotives being outdated and no longer regarded as suitable for heavy freight duties. The new Class 60 locomotive was to be constructed using lessons learned from the Classes 56 and 58. Six organisations were invited to tender but only three did so. The contract was awarded to Brush Electrical Machines (today, Brush Traction, part of the Wabtec Rail Group) for a powerful 60mph Type 5 Co-Co design, which resulted in an order being placed for one hundred Class 60 diesel-electric locomotives. Using original research from the National Archives, British Rail Class 60 Locomotives is a high illustrated guide that explores the commissioning of the Class 60s and their construction, testing and running. It undertakes an in-depth technical appraisal of the class and details names, liveries, modifications and preservation and includes the 'Super 60' refurbishment programme and acquisition of ten Class 60s for Colas Rail UK, bringing the timeline to the present day. Of interest to all diesel loco enthusiasts and railway modellers, thie book is lavishly illustrated with 280 colour and black & white photographs, many previously unpublished.
Category: Transportation

Brush Type 5

Author : Ross Taylor
ISBN : 9781445655017
Genre : Transportation
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Ross Taylor explores the fascinating world of Class 60 Locomotives.
Category: Transportation

Multi Span Large Bridges

Author : Pedro Pacheco
ISBN : 9781315687193
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Throughout the last decades, the increasing development of the urban metropolis and the need to establish fundamental infrastructure networks, promoted the development of important projects worldwide and several Multi-Span Large Bridges have been erected. Certainly, many more will be erected in the next decades. This international context undoubted
Category: Technology & Engineering

The American Steam Locomotive In The Twentieth Century

Author : Tom Morrison
ISBN : 9781476627939
Genre : Transportation
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Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time--enormous engines that powered a colossal industry. They were deceptively simple machines, yet, the more their technology was studied, the more obscure it became. Despite immense and sustained engineering efforts, steam locomotives remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, steam locomotives disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of American steam locomotive development and operation.
Category: Transportation

Railway Age

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ISBN : UOM:39015010882184
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Engineering News Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105000795950
Genre : Engineering
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Category: Engineering

Engineering News

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ISBN : CHI:098716205
Genre : Engineering
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Category: Engineering

Annual Report

Author : Canadian Pacific Railway Company
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121182757
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Norfolk And Western Magazine

Author : Norfolk and Western Railway Company
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211472589
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads