Blending automotive manufacturing and styling techniques with state-of-the-art diesel-electric technologies, General Motorsa Electro-Motive Division conceived and marketed Americaas first commercially successful road diesels: the fabulous E-Units and F-Units. This illustrated companion to Voyageur Pressa Alco Locomotives (2009) and Baldwin Locomotives (2010) is the most comprehensive history of the most recognizable locomotives ever built. Beginning with 1937 debut of the fast and powerful E-Units designed for long-haul passenger service, author Brian Solomon treats readers to a wonderful array of archival imagery while explaining the impact the locomotives made on the locomotive market and the railroad industry.In the early 1980s, the railroad converted a group of F-units from their Chicago suburban service pool for use on business trains. ... Its two FP9s are former Canadian National locomotives acquired from New Hampshirea#39;s Conway Scenic Railroad in 2010. ... Back when passenger schedules covered most lines, these executive office cars might be tacked on the back of a regularly scheduled limited or runanbsp;...
|Title||:||Electro-Motive E-Units and F-Units|
|Publisher||:||Voyageur Press - 2011-11-15|