Classic Locomotives
By Brian Solomon  


Classic Locomotives




One giant value-priced, all-color volume featuring 700 beautiful photographs of vintage and modern locmotives!

This massive collection of 700 color photographs (comprising the previously published volumes Steam Power, Vintage Diesel Power and Modern Diesel Power) traces the development of North American locomotives from the early nineteenth century to the present, spanning dozens of units 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 diminutive Tom Thumb steam locomotive—generally considered the starting point of North American locomotive technology—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. Softcover, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2", 700 color photos, 560 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-7603-4528-3

Price: $22.99

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