GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History
GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated
The complete history of the world's foremost locomotive builders. With roots stretching back to the turn of the twentieth century, General Electric and Electro-Motive have designed some of the most iconic locomotives in the history of North American railroading. Now, for the first time, acclaimed rail author Brian Solomon's landmark historical accounts of these manufacturers' North American machines (GE Locomotives, 2003, and EMD Locomotives, 2006) are available in a single photo-packed volume. In GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History, nearly 400 rare photographs (more than 300 of them in color) are accompanied by thorough histories of the two manufacturers, beginning with their earliest efforts in the 1890s and 1930s, respectively. Solomon brings the story up to date with afterwords detailing such recent developments as GE's revolutionary Evolution locomotives and EMD's SD70ACe and SD70M-2. From General Electric's electrical legends - the Pennsylvania Railroad's E44s, Amtrak's E60s, and Milwaukee Road's "Little Joes" - to EMD's mid-century F units, workhorse GP and SD locomotives, and Dash series, all the way through to the rivals' most cutting-edge modern "green" designs, GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History leaves nothing unexamined in the important histor...
- ASIN: 0760346127
- UPC: 752748346123
North American Locomotives
Profusely illustrated with rare historic and previously unpublished modern photography, North American Locomotives this is the perfect addition to the library of any rail fan. This invaluable volume spans more than 150 years of locomotive technology to examine the wide variety of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have powered ninety North American railroads, past and present, through the decades. Since locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroad to give you a better understanding of how specific technologies suited specific needs. The railroads featured range from the best-known historic lines, such as the 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 beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems, 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.
- ASIN: 0785835334
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 12: EMD SD45 Locomotives
In February 2005, General Motors announced its decision to sell its Electro-Motive Division (EMD), thus ending its 75-year association with one of the most renowned brands in railroading. Looking at the heritage of the venerable EMD in light of this momentous development, this monumental volume offers an overview of the great locomotive maker unprecedented in its scope and unparalleled in the spectacular quality of its photographs. Leading railroad author and photographer Brian Solomon provides an authoritative, comprehensive account of EMD's history, from its genesis in 1922 as the independent Electro-Motive Corporation, to GM's acquisition of the company in 1930, and on through the age of today's ""superpower"" locomotives. From the earliest 1920s railcars to the iconic mid-century F units, workhorse GP and SD locomotives, and Dash series; to the company's race with its chief competitor, General Electric, to reach 6,000 horsepower, EMD's complete story unfolds here in depth and detail, illustrated with a wealth of archival photos from across the country, as well as a remarkable collection of color photography from top railway photographers of the last half century.
- Brand: Voyageur Press
- ASIN: 0760323968
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 4: EMD SD7 and SD9 Locomotives
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 4: EMD SD7
Volume 4 in this series focuses on the SP's favorite locomotives -- EMD SD7 and SD9 units in their glory days. The book stretches from 1952, in the Baldwin era, through to the final dealer deadline and even includes a taste of the 21st Century, showing some of the new owners's paint jobs. Each variety of SD7 and SD 9 is described in depth with over 200 black and white photos and EMD's painting diagram. Includes many photos of the details (triple tanks, signal lights and hood details), making this an invaluable reference book for the modeler. With rosters.
- ASIN: 0930742176
Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial, Vol. 3 - Second Generation EMD Road Switchers
DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW, 1944
DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW,
1934-1944 Tenth anniversary of General Motors Diesel Locomotives, 25 pages. The first diesel powered train was the Burlington Pioneer Zephyr. The full line of GM diesels includes: 600 hp, 1000 hp switchers, 1000 hp combination road power and switchers, 2000 hp transfer locomotives, 2000/4000/6000 hp passenger locomotives, and 2700/5400 hp freight locomotives. Pictures of Maine Central, Union Pacific, Baltimore & Ohio, Santa Fe, Illinois Central, Rock Island, Seaboard, Kansas City Southern, Chicago & Northwestern, Missouri Pacific, Atlantic Coast Line, Florida East Coast, Southern, Milwaukee, Louisville & Nashville, Great Northern, Western Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Boston & Maine, Burlington, Northern Pacific.
- ASIN: B071FFQPHC
CSX Transportation, Vol. 1, Freight Equipment: EMD General Motors Diesel Locomotives, Road Slugs and Transfer Cabooses, Open and Covered Hoppers
CSX Transportation, Vol. 1, Freight Equipment: EMD General
SX transportation: Volume one : freight equipment ; freight motive power and cars in color ; EMD General Motors diesel locomotives, road slugs and ... transfer cars, open and covered hoppers CSX and predessesor lines are well covered in this book - and all pictures are in color. It is a feast for the rail historian and railfan. In 70 pages, and more than 115 pictures, author Al Hepler covers a large number of roadnames and paint schemes: from B&O and CSX and Chessie System to L&N, Monon and RF&P to Seaboard and Western Maryland and more!
- ASIN: 0942216059
Diesels to Park Avenue: The FL9 Story
Diesels to Park Avenue: The FL9
A fascinating look at the GM/EMD's FL-9 locomotives as they run on the New Haven, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak, Metro North, Connecticut DOT and beyond. These "bulldog" units have been the subject of much controversy and this book explores the arguments on both sides of whether it was simply "FL 4.5" or capable of establishing a solid reputation on both diesel and third rail. The author details the original design and use of the "bulldogs" and then follows them through the years as they run throughout the Northeast. Illustrated with over 200 beautifully crisp full color photos on heavy, glossy paper showing FL-9s in all manner of paint schemes (which should be invaluable for the modeler of any of the above lines). With charts on engine specifications and status of fleet as of 1997 as well as a bibliography. 116 pages.
- ASIN: 9656304004
Locomotives of the Eastern United States
Locomotives of the Eastern United
The eastern United States offers some of the best scenery in the country, and some of the most demanding for the railways. They must traverse treacherous mountain grades, making each trip a challenge to the crew and the equipment. Since the early days of rail transport, the railways have used the latest steam and diesel locomotives to move freight and passengers over this terrain. The trains of today move an incredible amount of tonnage across this terrain and the modern motive power in use is up to the task. Contemporary engines built by EMD and GE with up to 4000 hp per-unit are used to haul unit coal, intermodal, and general freight across these routes. Focusing primarily on the Norfolk Southern railway, photographer Christopher Esposito looks at these great modern machines as they navigate through some of the most iconic locations on the railways of the eastern United States.
- ASIN: 1445683024
Milwaukee Road Locomotives, Vol. 4: Second Generation Four-Axle EMD & GE Locomotives, and Rebuilt GP20 Diesel Locomotives
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 17: EMD SD40 Family Locomotives
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 13: EMD Early Turbo GP Locomotives
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 13: EMD Early
"8.5x11" softcover, 128 pages, 271 photos and drawings, roster, etc. Color covers only; black-and-white inside. "Southern Pacific Historic Diesels, Volume 13: EMD Early Turbo GP Locomotives" is the latest in the series, now in its 15th year. "The fanciful cover of this volume illustrates an occasion that could have occurred - a matched set of SPSF-painted GP35 locomotives at milepost 550 in Timoteo Canyon on Beaumont Hill, returning ore empties to the Kaiser Railroad from the steel mill at Fontana. The art is by Ernie Tower." "table of contents: 1 Introduction 2 Cotton Belt and SP GP20 Locomotives 3 SP and Cotton Belt GP20R Locomotives 4 Cotton Belt and SP GP30 Units 5 Cotton Belt GP35 Locos 6 SP GP35 Locos - Original Numbers 7 SP GP35 Locos - New Numbers 8 Upgraded GP35R Locomotives 9 Cabless DD35 Locomotives 10 The Graduates"
- ASIN: 0930742311
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 10: EMD Freight F-unit Locomotives
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 10: EMD Freight
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels is a series of pictorial histories defining the growth and development of the Southern Pacific's fleet of diesel locomotives. The goal of this series is to publish and present in text and photos a record of Southern Pacific dieselization since the fleet's beginnings in the late 1930s. All Southern Pacific Lines freight F-units are discussed in this volume, including the Cotton Belt FT and F7 fleet and the Texas & New Orleans F3, F7 and F9M locomotives. Photos range from factory views when they were new to dismantling them after they were retired. A full chapter is dedicated to cab units that survived under new ownership, including museums from Connecticut to Texas to California. Another chapter illustrates the B-units still on the Union Pacific roster-saved to power rotary snowplows in the Sierras and Cascades. Each major group has a chapter of its own. Photographs illustrate the locomotives at work from Illinois to Oregon. Includes 112 pages (larger than previous volumes), more than 250 photographs (including many detail photographs for modelers), diagrams, tables, assignments and an extensive 2 page roster.
- ASIN: 0930742257
EMD's GP18: The Transitional Road Switcher
EMD's GP18: The Transitional Road
Fascinating history of the GP18, a road switcher that was a stepping stone between the pure first generation GP7 and GP9 road switchers of the 1950s and the GP30s and GP35s that rolled out by the hundreds in the 1960s. It was one of five new models announced in 1958 and featured a new 567-D1 engine that offered more than 30 specific maintenance-saving features. Although only about a thousand were sold, the 567-D engine was a tough, low maintenance workhorse that was used in the GP30s, GP 35s, and SD35s which truly brought EMD into the second generation of diesels. This invaluable reference books lists the railroads that bought the GP18s in alphabetical order and provides black and white as well as color photos of the engines in their company's paint scheme. With rosters showing original and secondary owners. With schematic diagrams on inside front and rear covers. 83 pages.
- ASIN: 188141101X
Baltimore & Ohio E-Unit Diesel Passenger Locomotives
Baltimore & Ohio E-Unit Diesel Passenger
Fascinating history of the Baltimore & Ohio's E-Unit diesel locomotives. Covers their development at EMD, the role of Richard Dilworth, a careful examination of each of the varied kinds of E units run by B&O (from the slant nose EA to the E9) with specifications and diagrams, rosters, and a painting guide with hints for the modeler. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and some color photos. With bibliography and system map. 78 pages.
- Brand: Brand: Motorbooks International
- ASIN: 1883089069
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 15: EMD GP40 and GP60 Locomotives
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 15: EMD GP40
Color laminated softcover, 8.5x11, 128 pages, 230 photos, rosters, drawings. "The latest volume in our continuing, popular series addresses the many different varieties of the GP40 used on the SP and Cotton Belt between 1966 and 1996, including GP40, GP40P-2, GP40-2, GP40X and GP40R. TEBU Master Units and upgraded units leased from Morrison-Knudsen are also discussed. Extensive detail illustration, including late-model signal lights, truck details and early versions of speed lettering. "The GP60s displayed some variety, too...especially considering that SP owned this model for less than nine years. Early examples featured "classic" lettering and horn placement (and did without ditch lights), but later units were factory-painted in speed lettering and carried ditch lighting and relocated horns. "The usual intensive photo coverage includes as-delivered views, important modifications and painting/lettering evolution. Rosters and drawings are included. An entire chapter is dedicated to post-1996 illustrations, mostly on the Union Pacific, where many operate to this day."
- ASIN: 0930742370
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 3: E-Units and Passenger Fs
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Volume 3: E-Units and
Volume 3 in this series covers cab units built by Electro-Motive that SP used in intercity passenger service, excluding hood units that pulled commuter trains. However, F7 and FP7 units painted in "black widow" freight colors that operated in passenger service are included. The book begins with the debut of the E2A #SF-1 in 1937 and ends with the retirement in 1970-72 of SP's last EMD passenger cab units as Amtrak came into existence. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. 64 pages. Scarce.
- ASIN: 0930742168
EMD's FP7 and FP9: The Dual-Service Cab Unit
EMD's FP7 and FP9: The Dual-Service Cab
At first glance, the General Motors' FP7 or FP9 looks like their freight-service counterparts. But on closer examination, the model's extra four feet of length can be seen in the space between the first porthole and first louver. This extra space was used to increase the boiler water capacity for the steam generator, allowing the unit to operate over longer distances, matching the unit's fuel capacity without the need for intermediate water stops. The model's popularity is reflected in its sales numbers - 362 FP7s for 27 customers and 93 F9s for four customers. Major U.S. owners include Atlantic Coast Line, Louisville & Nashville, Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania, and Southern. North of the border, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific found the model(s) ideal as did Mexican railroad, National de Mexico. One chapter will cover the FP's close relative, the FL9. All owners, as well as secondary owners and operators in North America are covered in this 120 page, softcover book with a varied selection of color and black-and-white photographs.
- ASIN: 1881411567
Union Pacific Centennial Locomotive: How 13 of the World's Largest Diesels Were Preserved
Union Pacific Centennial Locomotive: How 13 of the
Softcover, 8x11, 48 pages, 50 b/w illustrations. 2011. "The DDA40X or "Centennial" type of locomotive, operated by the Union Pacific Railroad between 1969 and 1985, were considered to be the world's largest and most powerful diesel-electric locomotives. Today, 13 of these unique machines still exist. "Like no other UP locomotive since the era of the steam-powered "Big Boy," the Centennials inspired a flood of promotional material related to their use. This book is the story of how the Centennials became part of Union Pacific's legendary motive power, and the circumstances under which each of the 13 survivors came to be preserved once their remarkable service careers had ended. Informative text provides the service history, location and status of each surviving Centennial. This is supplemented by about 50 black and white illustrations of these units in service as provided mainly by noted western rail photographer A.J. Wolff. This volume serves as a companion piece to the authors' previous title, The Big Legacy of the Union Pacific Big Boy."
- ASIN: 0942035895
The Modern Locomotive Handbook
The Modern Locomotive
Invaluable guide to the inner workings of EMD and GE locomotives. The book describes in detail how each major system (circuit breakers, computers, sanding system, air brakes, etc.) works on the then current models (GP, SD). Illustrated throughout with detailed diagrams and black and white photos. 256 pages.
- ASIN: B003YT5UJA
Union Pacific Power Volume 1 Diesel Cabs
EMD'S BL2: Plans, Photos, Roster, Variations (Diesel Data Series, Book 3)
EMD'S BL2: Plans, Photos, Roster, Variations (Diesel Data
Fascinating description of the EMD's development of its first diesel designed for use on branch lines. Although fewer than 60 were built, the engine's unique appearance and its transitional nature as a step between the cab unit and the hood unit gave it a prominent place in the evolution of the diesel. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and diagrams. Pre-punched with three holes for placement in binder. 17 pages.
- ASIN: B000XPZ052
Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 6 - EMD and Alco Freight Cab Units
Locomotive Rosters and News 2007
Erie Lackawanna Power in Color, Vol. 1: Switchers, Medium HP Roadswitchers, and Passenger Units
Erie Lackawanna Power in Color, Vol. 1: Switchers,
Switchers, Medium HP Roadswitchers, and Passenger Units By Stephen M. Timko. Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. 2013. "A look at the first half of the EL roster---#B-21 through #2586. Switchers, first & second-generation road-switchers through the Century, U25B and GP35s. Includes the E-8 and PA units."
- ASIN: 1582483914
Penn Central Power in Color, Vol. 4: 7500-9999
Penn Central Power in Color, Vol. 4:
Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. 2014. "The concluding volume of the Penn Central Power series covers the road's huge GP38 fleet as well as switchers. A long chapter on "odds & ends" winds up the book with some unexpected comings-and-goings."
- ASIN: 1582484066
Milwaukee Road Power in Color, Vol. 1: The Final 25 Years, 1961-86
Milwaukee Road Power in Color, Vol. 1: The
Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. 2014. "The Milwaukee's eclectic diesel fleet is examined in detail through a wonderful array of roster and action photography. Volume 1 emphasizes the passenger units including the E-units, Erie-builts."
- ASIN: 1582484074
Southern Pacific Oregon In Color
Southern Pacific Oregon In
By Ed Austin. Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. 2016. "The SP basically began in Portland with its main line extending south through the heart of the Willamette valley to Eugene. "This main stem, and the extensive network of branch lines, are featured in this all-color look beginning in the late 1960s."
- ASIN: 1582485348