Baldwin Locomotives
Philadelphia-based Baldwin began designing and building steam locomotives in the 1830s and gave the U.S. many of its most significant and famous types of steam, and diesel-electric motive power. This history of Baldwin is illustrated with a large selection of rare, superb builder's photos and other publicity images from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, with the book's large page size showcasing the detail and crisp quality of the images in this outstanding collection. Author Brian Solomon provides technical histories of each locomotive along with builder's specifications and explanations of how the locomotives were used by the railroads that bought them. These carefully researched histories are keys to understanding the significance of the locomotives and how they worked, and are presented in a manner that makes the book accessible to everyone, while retaining sufficient technical detail to appeal to the most ardent railroad enthusiast.
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Electro-Motive E-Units and F-Units: The Illustrated History of North America’s Favorite Locomotives
Blending automotive manufacturing and styling techniques with state-of-the-art diesel-electric technologies, General Motors' Electro-Motive Division conceived and marketed America's first commercially successful road diesels: the fabulous E-Units and F-Units. This illustrated companion to Voyageur Press' Alco Locomotives (2009) and Baldwin Locomotives (2010) is the most comprehensive history of the most recognizable locomotives ever built. Beginning with 1937 debut of the fast and powerful E-Units designed for long-haul passenger service, author Brian Solomon treats readers to a wonderful array of archival imagery while explaining the impact the locomotives made on the locomotive market and the railroad industry.
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Locomotives of the Upper Midwest Photo Archive: Diesel Power in the 1960s & 1970s
Featured are various makes and models of diesels used by the Soo Line, Chicago & North Western, Burlington Northern, Milwaukee Road, Wisconsin Central, Green Bay & Western and other railroads operating in the Upper Midwest.
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Locomotives: The Modern Diesel & Electric Reference (HC)
This remarkable large-format reference is the essential photographic reference to modern North American locomotives. Locomotives covers all mainline models built for North American railroads from the mid-1970s onward, from EMD Dash 2s and GE Dash 7s to the latest 70 Series and Evolution Series models, as well as Green Goats, Gensets and mainline passenger electric-powered locomotives. Containing nearly 300 photographs of the more than 120 locomotive models from every locomotive manufacturer, this is the definitive reference for the North American rail fan. Greg McDonnell provides concise yet comprehensive information on each model, along with easy-to-read tables of production totals, build dates and mechanical specifications.
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Locomotives: The Modern Diesel & Electric Reference (SC)

This remarkable large-format reference is the essential photographic reference to modern North American locomotives. Locomotives covers all mainline models built for North American railroads from the mid-1970s onward, from EMD Dash 2s and GE Dash 7s to the latest 70 Series and Evolution Series models, as well as Green Goats, Gensets and mainline passenger electric-powered locomotives.

Containing nearly 300 photographs of the more than 120 locomotive models from every locomotive manufacturer, this is the definitive reference for the North American rail fan. Greg McDonnell provides concise yet comprehensive information on each model, along with easy-to-read tables of production totals, build dates and mechanical specifications.

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Main Line Diesel Locomotives
In a feast of railway nostalgia, this gloriously illustrated book celebrates the history of British-built main line diesel locomotives constructed between 1947 and 1993. Written by a respected railway author, it features locomotives from the whole of mainland Britain, with particular emphasis on the years from 1968, when steam ended on British Railways, to the arrival of the new generation of North American diesels at the end of the 1990s. The authoritative test is supported by a wealth of photographs spanning the period 1948 to 2008, mot of them published for the first time.
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Model Railroader Cyclopedia: Volume 2: Diesel Locomotives
Presents details and measurements of diesel locomotives with hundreds of photographs, diagrams, and specifications. Includes HO scale plans and details of 70 notable North American diesel locomotives.
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Modern Diesel Locomotives
Exceptional photography captures modern diesel locomotives hard at work moving trains on tracks everywhere from California to Boston. Major railroads are brought to life including the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Conrail, Southern Pacific, and Burlington Northern. Modern Diesel Locomotives even gets under the skin of the locomotive and shows 12-foot-long diesel engines being rebuilt! Includes a short history of the rise of diesel technology.
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Pennsylvania Railroad Locomotives Photo Archive: Steam, Diesel & Electric
The Pennsylvania Railroad’s slogan was “Standard Railroad of the World.” Often referred to as the Pennsy, the railroad was an early advocate of standardization, especially with motive power. This book highlights the steam, diesel and electric locomotives. Known for a “dog’s breakfast” of locomotives, Pennsy experimented with different types of locomotives until the found the right design. Highlighted are various classes of steam locomotives like the K4 4-6-2, S1 6-4-4-6 Duplex and T1 4-4-4-4 Duplex, diesel's like Alco RS models, Baldwin end-cab switchers, Fairbanks-Morse Train Master, Electromotive GP series, F-units and E-units, along with the legendary bi-directional, center-cab GG1 electric locomotive. System map, timetables, advertising and locomotive designs by Raymond Lowey, industrial designer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, are also featured from this previously unpublished collection of archival photos.
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Sudbury Electrics & Diesels
Mining and railroading history in the Canadian Shield. This data is not available in a single source anywhere else. A definitive history covering over a century of rail service by and for the mining industry around the world's nickel capital: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Includes information on the Canadian Copper Company, Mond, British America, International Nickel (INCO), Falconbridge. Profusely illustrated and meticulously documented. Extensively researched and referenced, this hard cover book starts with a brief historical outline of the Sudbury Basin's mining activity. Then it focuses on the pivotal role of the trains in the mining sector. Which trains, how big, how they were powered. Three hundred and three black and white photos, 36 colour photos, and twenty-six maps and diagrams round out this well-done book. Fascinating reading for the train lover, and the mining buff.
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The American Diesel Locomotive
This expansive photographic history examines the development, implementation, and operation of this vital vehicle. In addition, rare archival photos provide a look at the early days of diesel. The final chapter describes the operation and maintenance of modern diesel locomotives, and an appendix lists where rail fans can see restored examples of early diesels today.
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Trains of the Upper Midwest Photo Archive: Steam & Diesel in the ’50s & ’60s
High-quality photos show freight & passenger trains of railroads that served the Upper Midwest during the 1950s & 1960s. Trains & locomotives from C&NW, Great Northern, Milwaukee Road, Soo Line, Northern Pacific & more! Included are schedules, dinner menus, drink coasters & sales brochures. This nostalgic book will transport the reader to the Upper Midwest during the '50s & '60s.
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Vintage & Modern Diesel Locomotives: Prime Movers of America
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. Learn all about the companies that built diesel locomotives and the American railway system through Stanley W. Trzoniec's breathtaking photography and thorough research. Over eight decades after their invention, diesel locomotives are still the backbone of the American railroad system. Five principal companies have built diesel locomotives--EMD, General Electric, Alco, Baldwin, and Fairbanks Morse--and the most popular vintage and modern types of all five are covered in painstaking detail in Vintage & Modern Diesel Locomotives. From General Electric 44-Tonners to Alco RS5s, all of the most important models are included. Stanley W. Trzoniec's stunning photography gives these behemoths of the modern age their due in beautiful full-color images. Enthusiasts of diesel locomotives will not want to be without Vintage & Modern Diesel Locomotives in their collection.
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Vintage Diesel Locomotives
Diesel-electric locomotives from the mid-1930s to the late 1960's are brought vividly to life! This full-color gallery showcases all the great locomotives from GM, GE, and Alco. Spotlighted are Electro-Motive's famous E- and F-units, and GP-series "Geeps", DL, PA, FA, and RS diesels from American Locomotive Company, and Baldwin's "babyface" and "sharknose" locomotives. Plus Fairbanks-Morse switchers, passenger diesels, freight locomotives, and more.
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