Electro-Motive E-Units and F-Units

Electro-Motive E-Units and F-Units

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Blending automotive manufacturing and styling techniques with state-of-the-art diesel-electric technologies, General Motorsa€™ Electro-Motive Division conceived and marketed Americaa€™s 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
Author:Brian Solomon
Publisher:Voyageur Press - 2011-11-15


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