Baltimore & Ohio's Magnificent 2-8-8-4 EM-1 Articulated Locomotive

Baltimore & Ohio's Magnificent 2-8-8-4 EM-1 Articulated Locomotive

by Thomas W. Dixon Jr, Bob Withers
     
 

This is the story of B&O’s last steam locomotive class, the fabulous EM-1 2-8-8-4 simple articulated, which B&O bought during World War II.  Although B&O wanted diesels, war-time restrictions prevented it from ordering any and the EM-1s were built instead.  They handled the last years of war traffic and served ten more years, hauling fast freights,

Overview


This is the story of B&O’s last steam locomotive class, the fabulous EM-1 2-8-8-4 simple articulated, which B&O bought during World War II.  Although B&O wanted diesels, war-time restrictions prevented it from ordering any and the EM-1s were built instead.  They handled the last years of war traffic and served ten more years, hauling fast freights, coal trains, and even some passenger runs over the heaviest grades of the B&O.  This book documents their life in photos, drawings, and maps, as well as mechanical and operational information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780939487837
Publisher:
TLC Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Pages:
74
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Thomas W. Dixon, Jr. has studied and written about C& O subjects for many years. He organized and has served as president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society since its inception in 1969. He has authored or co-authored 18 books, mostly on C& O subjects and hundreds of magazine articles, pamphlets, etc.

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