Stunning color photographs presented across two-foot-long landscape spreads reveal the greatest giant diesel locomotives ever conceived. Ride the rails with best-selling author Brian Solomon as he delivers the goods on two dozen of these titans of the tracks. Observe these mighty leviathans hauling freight and dressed in the liveries of popular American railroads from yesterday and today. Get a sense of the sheer dimension and power of these six-axle monsters, beginning with EMD's SD9 introduced in 1954, GE's legendary Dash 8 and Dash 9 models, GE's U33C and U36C, and today's 6,000 horsepower heavyweights, including the EMD SD90MAC and GE's AC6000CW. Celebrate the high-horsepower history of today's modern diesel locomotives through the lavish pages of this magnificent and colorful volume. Climb aboard for a no-holds-barred look into the rich history of modern diesel locomotives.
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About 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.