North American Locomotives: A Railroad-by-Railroad Photohistory

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Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that ...

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Overview

Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations.

The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as 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 profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760343708
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 12/30/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 605,473
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is the author of more than 40 books about railroads, railroading, and locomotives. He splits his time between Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

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Table of Contents


Introduction

1. Amtrak
2. Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
3. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
4. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
5. Bangor & Aroostook Railroad
6. Belt Railway of Chicago
7. Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad
8. BNSF Railway
9. Boston & Albany Railroad
10. Boston & Maine Railroad
11. Burlington Northern Railroad
12. Caltrain
13. Canadian National Railway
14. Canadian Pacific Railway
15. Central Railroad of New Jersey
16. Central Vermont Railway
17. Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
18. Chessie System
19. Chicago & North Western Railway
20. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
21. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
22. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
23. Conrail
24. CSX
25. Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western Railroad
26. Delaware & Hudson Railway
27. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
28. Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
29. Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
30. Erie Lackawanna Railway
31. Erie Railroad
32. Genesee & Wyoming Railroad
33. GO Transit
34. Great Northern Railway
35. Guilford Rail System/Pan Am Railways
36. Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad
37. Huron & Eastern Railway
38. Illinois Central Railroad
39. Indiana Hi-Rail
40. Indiana Rail Road
41. Kansas City Southern Railway
42. Lehigh & Hudson River Railway
43. Lehigh Valley Railroad
44. Long Island Rail Road
45. Louisville & Nashville Railroad
46. Maine Central Railroad
47. Maine Eastern Railroad
48. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
49. Massachusetts Central Railroad
50. Metra
51. Metrolink
52. Metro-North Commuter Railroad
53. Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
54. Missouri Pacific Railroad
55. Montana Rail Link
56. Napa Valley Wine Train
57. New England Central Railroad
58. New Jersey Transit
59. New York Central System
60. New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad
61. New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
62. New York, Ontario & Western Railway
63. New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway
64. Norfolk & Western Railway
65. Norfolk Southern Railway
66. Northern Pacific Railway
67. Penn Central Railroad
68. Pennsylvania Railroad
69. Pioneer Valley Railroad
70. Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway
71. Providence & Worcester Railroad
72. Reading Company
73. Reading & Northern Railroad
74. Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad
75. Rutland Railroad
76. St. Louis–San Francisco Railway
77. Seaboard Coast Line
78. Sound Transit
79. Southern Pacific Railroad
80. Southern Railway
81. Union Pacific Railroad
82. Vermont Rail System
83. VIA Rail
84. Virginian Railway
85. Wabash Railroad
86. Western Maryland Railway
87. Western Pacific Railroad
88. Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway
89. Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
90. Wisconsin Central Railroa

Sources
Index
Acknowledgments

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