Classic Locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781610588683

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

View: 307

DIVThis massive collection of 700 color photographs (comprising the previously published volumesSteam Power,Vintage Diesel Power, andModern Diesel Power) traces the development of North American locomotives from the early nineteenth century right up to the present, spanning dozens of models from the likes of Alco, Baldwin, Electro-Motive, Fairbanks-Morse, General Electric, and more. Top-notch imagery from dozens of photographers is accompanied by detailed captions from author Brian Solomon that discuss locomotive technology, the roles of specific locomotives in individual railroads, and even the locations and operations depicted in the photographs. Together, this awesome collection stretches from the Baltimore & Ohio’s diminutiveTom Thumbsteam locomotive—generally considered the starting point of North American locomotive technology—right up to today’s high-horsepower “green� models from General Electric and Electro-Motive. The resulting volume, which also reflects the grand geographic and technological breadth of railroading in North America, is the ultimate gathering of great locomotive photographs for casual and hardcore railfans alike./div
Field Guide to Trains

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760349977

Category: Transportation

Page: 211

View: 395

The ultimate guide for train lovers, Field Guide to Trains is fully loaded with pictures and fun facts on all the machines that ride the rails
Classic Engines, Modern Fuel

Author: Paul Ireland

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787117327

Category: Transportation

Page: 152

View: 935

This book tells you why and how.This book brings together a collection of popular articles previously published by the author in assorted car magazines. Based on in-depth research carried out at Manchester University, the articles investigate how classic engines respond to modern petrol/gasoline, and the results are presented in a way that any enthusiast can understand. One chapter ranks some brands and grades of modern petrol/gasoline, helping you choose the best type for your vehicle, while other chapters present the findings that debunk some of the myths about petrol/gasoline and engines. Real data is provided to help you tune your classic vehicle, ensuring that it runs as it should, allowing you to experience the pleasure of driving your classic car instead of worrying about it breaking down. The appendix gives a down-to-earth description of how to rebuild and tune SU and similar carburettors. Paul Ireland’s years of experience and no-nonsense scientific approach will help you get the best from your classic car.
Class 87 Locomotives

Author: Andrew Cole

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445666938

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 721

Andrew Cole documents Class 87 locomotives. Thirty-six members of Class 87 were built at Crewe Works from 1973 onwards and were an instant success.

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760347478

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 854

Illustrated with rare historical photographs, Streamliners follows the various technologies and styling trends of streamlined trains to show how they changed the look of American railroading forever.
The Twilight of Steam

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760345863

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 490

Steam locomotives may be mostly gone, but they're not forgotten. In Twilight of Steam, acclaimed rail author Brian Solomon selects some of the best black-and-white photography from great rail photographers of the postwar era, including Robert Buck, John P
The Book of Classic Trains

Author: Elizabeth Clemons


ISBN: 1594121214

Category: Railroads

Page: 32

View: 608

An introduction to classic trains. Take a trip to the classification yard where freight is loaded and new trains are put together. Easy-to-follow diagrams will introduce all the parts of a locomotive and show what makes a locomotive run. Types of train cars and train signals are also shown and defined.