Guide to Locomotives of the World

This fact-packed guide features some of the most influential, famous and beautifully designed trains of the last 50 years.

Author: Colin Garratt

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 0857233726

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Packed with information on locomotives ranging from the most up-to-date electric trains to the latest diesel, and to the older trains still used in the developing countries, this detailed guide will appeal to train lovers everywhere.
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The Illustrated Guide to Locomotives of the World

Profiles locomotives around the world, detailing specifications for each train's builder, client, gauge, class, axle arrangement, dimensions, rating, and speed.

Author: Colin Garratt

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 0857233734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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Profiles locomotives around the world, detailing specifications for each train's builder, client, gauge, class, axle arrangement, dimensions, rating, and speed.
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Field Guide to Trains

"This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760349977

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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"This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher.
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The Model Railroader s Guide to Diesel Locomotives

Learn the history, spotting features, characteristics, and operation of diesel locomotives, plus how to determine appropriate eras, and details and features.

Author: Jeff Wilson

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 9780890247617

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 87

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Learn the history, spotting features, characteristics, and operation of diesel locomotives, plus how to determine appropriate eras, and details and features.
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The Complete Book of Locomotives

From the early years of steam power to today's high-speed passenger trains, this authoritative volume spans nearly two centuries of history.

Author: Colin Garratt

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 1844768775

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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From the early years of steam power to today's high-speed passenger trains, this volume spans nearly two centuries of history. Divided into three sections, the book is organized chronologically, documenting developments and innovations in a concise and authoritative text.
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The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives

A definitive history of locomotive technology from the 1830s to the present day. Over 700 photographs and illustrations of locomotives from around the world.

Author: Colin Garratt

Publisher:

ISBN: 1859674550

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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A definitive history of locomotive technology from the 1830s to the present day. Over 700 photographs and illustrations of locomotives from around the world.
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The Australian Locomotive Guide

Describes the Diesel and Electric locomotives used on the main line and export mineral railways in Australia and the operating preserved steam locomotives used both on preserved lines and on main lines.

Author: Peter Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781922013682

Category:

Page: 368

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Describes the Diesel and Electric locomotives used on the main line and export mineral railways in Australia and the operating preserved steam locomotives used both on preserved lines and on main lines. Diesel locomotives are listed according to the type of Diesel engine and arranged to show the development of a particular type of locomotive. Entries progressing from lower power to higher power units. This layout shows the similarity of types used on different systems, particularly in the area of State government railways. The Electric locomotives are grouped by system in chronological order Steam locomotives are organised by wheel arrangement since this brings together similar locomotives from different systems. Covers all the diesel and electric locomotives used by the Australian main line railways whether still in service or not. Many diesel locomotives are now being used for secondary duties by smaller operators or leased by larger operators as required.
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Field Guide to Modern Diesel Locomotives

Covers EMD diesels manufactured after 1972 and GE diesels after 1977, and includes all the major spotting features and roster information.

Author: Greg McDonnell

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN: 0890246076

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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Covers EMD diesels manufactured after 1972 and GE diesels after 1977, and includes all the major spotting features and roster information. Features fantastic full-color rail photography and a variety of railroad paint schemes. -- Clearly organized; locomotives are cross-referenced by engine number and railroad for easier spotting -- Ideal for beginning and intermediate railfans, and model railroaders looking for inspiration and detail -- Supported by national advertising in Trains magazine
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Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

This newly revamped book features every steam locomotive built in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada since 1900. This is an essential guide that should be in the library of every railfan!

Author: George Drury

Publisher:

ISBN: 1627002596

Category: Transportation

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This newly revamped book features every steam locomotive built in the U.S. and Canada since 1900.
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Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives

Get detailed information on diesel locomotives produced in North America from the 1930s to today.

Author: Jeff Wilson

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN: 1627004556

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 306

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Get detailed information on diesel locomotives produced in North America from the 1930s to today.
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An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Locomotives

A detailed history of locomotive technology and the trains of the world, with 700 photographs.

Author: Colin Garratt

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 0754834395

Category: Locomotives

Page: 256

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A detailed history of locomotive technology and the trains of the world, with 700 photographs.
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The Model Railroader s Guide to Locomotive Servicing Terminals

Learn about prototype engine servicing areas and their functions, and how to model them on any layout. Includes tips and techniques for modeling trackage, structures, and other terminal details appropriate for the steam or diesel era.

Author: Martin J. McGuirk

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0890244146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Learn about prototype engine servicing areas and their functions, and how to model them on any layout. Includes tips and techniques for modeling trackage, structures, and other terminal details appropriate for the steam or diesel era.
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Railway Locomotives

In this volume, noted Columbia University Professor of Architecture Cyril M. Harris offers a unique tour through the entire history of architecture: an extraordinary compendium of clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms.

Author: P. Ransome-Wallis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486142760

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 512

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Authoritative international survey reviews everything from standard steam engines, diesels and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Includes details of construction, problems of operation, and building methods. More than 300 illustrations, photographs.
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Loco Spotter s Guide

Unlike other British streamlined locomotives, the A4s were successful in lifting the
exhaust clear of the driver's cab, and were one of the few classes of streamlined
steam locomotives in the world to retain this feature throughout their existence.

Author: Stuart Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472820495

Category: History

Page: 128

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Since the 1800s locomotives have steamed, chugged and sparked their way into the nation's affections. These powerful engines were the drivers of the Industrial Revolution, and to the present day carry passengers and freight to every corner of Britain. But do you know your Locomotion from your Rocket, or your Gresley Class A4 from your Princess Coronation Class? How heavy is the Flying Scotsman? And who designed the Britannia Class? The Loco Spotter's Guide answers all of these questions, with first-class illustrations portraying more than 60 of the most important steam, diesel and electric designs, including all-important specifications and technical details to aid any would-be loco spotter.
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Diesel Locomotives

Traces the history of diesel locomotives in North America from General Electric's unsuccessful trio of 1918 to the end of 1971.

Author: Louis A. Marre

Publisher: Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Pub.

ISBN: 0890242585

Category: Transportation

Page: 479

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Traces the history of diesel locomotives in North America from General Electric's unsuccessful trio of 1918 to the end of 1971.
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How a Steam Locomotive Works a New Guide

Nevertheless, the book should also appeal to the technically minded. Starting with a basic introduction to the principle of the steam locomotive boiler, the book goes on to provide explanations of both coal and oil firing.

Author: Dominic Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 0711038147

Category: Steam locomotives

Page: 160

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Dominic Wells provides a simple explanation of how a steam locomotive works using clear descriptions and diagrams. He explains the functions of all the components used, such as cylinders, valve gears, air brakes, injectors and gauge glasses.
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Jordan s Guide to British Steam Locomotives

Squabbling companies, trade rivalries, and a speed restriction for the safety of the passengers could equally be the story of Victorian railways or Railtrack versus ATOC, post-Hatfield.

Author: Owen Jordan

Publisher: Spotlight Poets

ISBN: 1872438709

Category: Railroads

Page: 336

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Jordan's Guide to British Steam Locomotives re-tells a story which grows more amazing with each telling. From the railway's early origins as a crude horse-and-gravity means of getting coal tubs from the pit head to the canal basin, through the eventual mastery of technical problems by derring-do, industrial espionage and experiments (some more disastrous than others) the coming of commercial interests, and the almost inevitable resulting clash between what was best for the railways, and what was most profitable for the shareholders. The author then charts the drastic impact of the two world wars, the struggle to innovate through the balmy but becalmed days of the 1930s, and the inevitability of the advent of British Railways and with it the end of the steam age. significant parallels which will soon cause them to revise their conclusions. Squabbling companies, trade rivalries, and a speed restriction for the safety of the passengers could equally be the story of Victorian railways or Railtrack versus ATOC, post-Hatfield. And, while it is fashionable to believe that the present state of the railways, which everyone agrees is due to under-investment, dates back to Dr Beeching and the inertia of 1960s nationalisation, this re-telling of the tale demonstrates that the seeds of that decay were sown as long ago as 1914 in some cases, as the First World War precipitated a set of circumstances, forcing the changing of the points for ever on the tracks of railway history, leading to today's inevitable conclusion. Not so much a case of the wrong kind of snow, but the wrong set of decisions, the signals already set for the end of the line. larger than life, and some of their names form a familiar litany of railway poetry; Stephenson, Trevithick, Gresley, Stainier, Bulleid. Not to mention the names of their creations, the Atlantics, the Pacifics, the Britannias, the Royal Scots, the Castles and the Kings. have ever spent either a cold winter day or a warm summer afternoon with thermos flask and notebook on the end of the platform will find plenty of detail here to satisfy them, even if they already know every cog of a valve actuation gear and can cobble together an inside piston valve from spares found in a Barry Island scrapyard, while the interested general reader will find much to enthral them, in a story which sees intrigue, romance, stupidity and greed triumphing, while good ideas are shunted into the siding of history forever, a story which is crucially interwoven with the history of Britain at every critical juncture over the last two hundred years, and explains in no small way how the train system came to its present sorry impasse. but which still continues to grip our collective imagination, 178 years after those lumbering monsters first snorted their way up the track at Rainhill.
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Steam Locomotive Driver s Manual

This extensively illustrated manual provides a fascinating practical insight into the hard work, knowledge and skills required to safely drive a steam loco.

Author: Andrew Charman

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 1844259420

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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A fully up-to-date publication, heavily illustrated with both photographs and drawings, detailing the complete procedures needed to handle a steam locomotive. It is often said that steam locomotives appear to be living machines, casting a spell over spectators young and old, from lifelong steam enthusiasts to those witnessing live steam for the first time. This extensively illustrated manual provides a fascinating practical insight into the hard work, knowledge and skills required to safely drive a steam loco. The unique Haynes Manual approach, marrying the engaging text with step-by-step photographs and fascinating illustrations, puts the reader firmly on the footplate to experience the raw power and energy of a steam locomotive in action.
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Greenberg s Guide to Lionel Trains 1901 1942 O and OO gauges 2nd ed c2001

In 1937 Lionel began a revision of its steam locomotives that would determine
the shape and content of its steam line ... in its history in this locomotive and sold
it at $ 75 , the highest price that it ever asked for a locomotive prior to World War ...

Author: Bruce C. Greenberg

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0897781813

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Provides in-depth information and current prices on all prewar O gauge Lionel trains, including variations in trucks, couplers, and decoration. Recounts the history of Lionel O from its origins in realistic designs, colors, and markings, to the development of creative designs and bright colors.
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