Trains, April 2007“Another winner for author Brian Solomon. As we’ve come to expect from his previous work, this title includes detailed, comprehensive text, and crisp, vivid photography from the collections of top rail photographers all across the world. It shouldn’t be missed.”
O Scale Trains, December 2006“Symbolizes the emergence of Voyageur Press to the front ranks of railroad book publishers … one of the top ten railroad books to emerge during 2006 … it is the perfect gift for more than just modeling fans or motive power enthusiasts; rather, it will appeal to any reader who loves railroads and the economic challenges they faced during the last half of the previous century.”
From the Inside Flap
In this lavishly illustrated book, Brian Solomon recounts the heritage of some of the greatest locomotives ever produced by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, including its F units, workhorse GPs and SDs, and the high-tech three-phase AC traction machines of today. In addition to thoroughly explaining the performance capabilities of these legendary locomotives, Solomon also chronicles EMD’s history in light of GM’s decision to sell the division in 2005. He not only highlights the locomotive maker’s glory years—from when it introduced its high-quality diesel offerings in the 1930s to the zenith of its locomotive production in the 1960s—but also its struggle to stay competitive in the locomotive market in the 1980s and 1990s. EMD Locomotives is the most detailed look at this locomotive manufacturer ever published, with more than 200 stunning photographs that every railfan will enjoy.
Packaging Size:10 x 0.4 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight:2.6 pounds