Book Description

From the Back Cover Spanning more than 150 years of railway locomotive technology, this invaluable volume examines the wide variety of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have powered North American railroads through the decades. Because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads to give readers a better understanding of how specific technologies suited specific needs, whether for freight, passenger, or switching operations. The railroads covered range from legendary fallen flags to today?s major roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The resulting reference is profusely illustrated with rare historic and previously unpublished modern photography and features dozens of motive-power gems from the likes of Alco, Baldwin, Electro-Motive, GE, and more.?Brian Solomon is the author of more than 40 books about locomotives and railroading. He splits his time between Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. Read more About the Author Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and locomotive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top rail publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland. Read more