GE Locomotives: 110 Years of General Electric Motive Power

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General Electric entered the railroad industry in the early twentieth century and this collection of history explores all types of electric locomotives with a stunning collection of archival black-and-white, period, and modern color photography. Depicting a broad cross-section of American railroads in a variety of regions both urban and remote, Brian Solomon leads us through GE’s entire locomotive history, from the first electric S motors to today’s colossal, 6,000-horsepower diesel-electrics. Witness electrical...
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General Electric entered the railroad industry in the early twentieth century and this collection of history explores all types of electric locomotives with a stunning collection of archival black-and-white, period, and modern color photography. Depicting a broad cross-section of American railroads in a variety of regions both urban and remote, Brian Solomon leads us through GE’s entire locomotive history, from the first electric S motors to today’s colossal, 6,000-horsepower diesel-electrics. Witness electrical legends such as the Pennsylvania Railroad’s E44s, Amtrak’s E60s, and Milwaukee Road’s “Little Joes”, just to name a few. All in all, Solomon gives us a brilliant explanation of the locomotives, the terrain they covered, pioneering GE efforts, and even the marketplace competition and the power race that fueled the development of these awesome machines.
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Railfan & Railroad, September 2007

“It’s a typical MBI Publishing product: lavishly illustrated, nicely laid out and well-written with very good color reproduction.  Not just a picture book, it explains the whys and hows behind the units and is so up-to-date that it includes the new hybrid road unit that’s testing as well as the proposed Evolution passenger unit.”

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760313619
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    Excellent resource for GE locomotives

    I was pleased with the extensive info and the one-of-kind photos in this book. It must have taken great effort to put it all together.

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