Locomotives: The Modern Diesel and Electric Reference

Locomotives: The Modern Diesel and Electric Reference

by Greg McDonnell
     
 

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"This new oversize, full color book is the 'Diesel Spotter's Guide' on steroids. ... After you get Locomotives, you'll WANT to go out and see what's new!" -- Railfan and Railroad" This is a field guide that is also elegant, so my advice is this: Buy two copies, and toss one in your car, and put the other one on your coffee table." -- Trains
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"This new oversize, full color book is the 'Diesel Spotter's Guide' on steroids. ... After you get Locomotives, you'll WANT to go out and see what's new!" -- Railfan and Railroad" This is a field guide that is also elegant, so my advice is this: Buy two copies, and toss one in your car, and put the other one on your coffee table." -- Trains

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[Review of previous edition:] A transportation photojournalist with 10 volumes under his belt, McDonnell chronicles new locomotive production where Louis Marre's 1995 "Diesel Locomotives: The First 50 Years" leaves off, and updates "The Field Guide to Modern Diesel Locomotives" (2002). He also broadens the conventional coverage by including electric passenger locomotives currently in service on the Northwest Corridor, but does not include the limited number of electric freight locomotives, none of which are operating in North America at the present. Stupendous color photographs, explanatory text, and graphic data are provided for each model.
Railfan & Railroad - Jim Boyd
[Review of previous edition:] This new oversize, full color book is the "Diesel Spotter's Guide" on steroids. And it's badly needed.... Each model is described in detail, defining its features and production history. Excellent, large action and roster photos illustrate the subjects, and the full color reproduction is also excellent.... There is no better authority on modern power than Greg McDonnell, and this book is an absolute must for anyone who wants to go out and watch trains today. After you get "Locomotives," you'll WANT to go out and see what's new!"
Engineers and Engines - Brenda Stant
[Review of previous edition:] After spending some time with this book, I've come to see the diesels sand electric locomotives in a different light.... Next time I am waiting at a railroad crossing, I'll be trying to determine if the locomotive is a Super 7B23 or a DASH 8-44CA. That should really impress my passengers!
MTH Railroaders Club magazine
[Review of previous edition:] [This] latest edition is more comprehensive than the 2002 version and features electric engines for the first time. Also new is a larger format that makes the photos more enjoyable.
Trains - Jim Wrinn
[Review of previous edition:] This is a field guide that is also elegant, so my advice is this: Buy two copies, and toss one in your car, and put the other on one your coffee table.
The Michigan Railfan Vol. 72 No. 1 Issue 696 - David J. Mrozek
[Review of previous edition:] Diesel spotting seemed to be a whole lot easier back in the mid-1960s when we were kids watching New York Central trains at Town Line in Dearborn.... Of course train watching at Town Line has changed rather dramatically since then and identifying diesels isn't as easy as it once was.... This up-to-date diesel and electric locomotive guide book picks up where Louis A. Marre's book, Diesel Locomotives: The First 50 Years, leaves off. With a few exceptions, all of the latest locomotive offerings that can be found operating in North America are covered in this information-packed volume by noted author Greg McDonnell.... Like the first Diesel Spotters Guide, this book is the best contemporary locomotive reference guide available from any source.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554078967
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
612,395
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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