EMD Locomotives
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EMD Locomotives

by Brian Solomon
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Trains, April 2007

“Another winner for author Brian Solomon. As we’ve come to expect from his previous work, this title includes detailed, comprehensive text, and crisp, vivid photography from the collections of top rail photographers all across the world. It shouldn’t be missed.”

O Scale Trains, December 2006

“Symbolizes the emergence of Voyageur Press to the front ranks of railroad book publishers … one of the top ten railroad books to emerge during 2006 … it is the perfect gift for more than just modeling fans or motive power enthusiasts; rather, it will appeal to any reader who loves railroads and the economic challenges they faced during the last half of the previous century.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760323960
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
10.18(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.77(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Trains, April 2007

“Another winner for author Brian Solomon. As we’ve come to expect from his previous work, this title includes detailed, comprehensive text, and crisp, vivid photography from the collections of top rail photographers all across the world. It shouldn’t be missed.”

                                                                                                                                                              
O Scale Trains, December 2006

“Symbolizes the emergence of Voyageur Press to the front ranks of railroad book publishers … one of the top ten railroad books to emerge during 2006 … it is the perfect gift for more than just modeling fans or motive power enthusiasts; rather, it will appeal to any reader who loves railroads and the economic challenges they faced during the last half of the previous century.”

 

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and locomotive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top rail publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

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