Emd Early Road Switchers: Gp7-Gp20 Locomotives (Traintech)

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Diesel, the most significant development in railway technology during the 20th century, was refined and perfected resulting in locomotives that were more powerful, faster, more reliable, and more versatile than the earliest machines on the market. General Motors' Electro-Motive Division rapidly moved to become the leader in diesel-electric technology. Its business practice and models essentially defined the design and operation of diesel locomotives in North America. Producing roughly 1500 hp, Electro-Motive's famous 16-cylinder 567 diesel electric engine is at the heart of all GP7vGP20s. This book is an authoritative and richly illustrated account of EMD's General Purpose models GP7-GP20. It details these early road switchers' place in history with over 200 photos. Author Brian Solomon, contributor to numerous railway periodicals and author of over two dozen books on railway subjects, including the best-selling Specialty Press title EMD F-Unit Locomotives, shares his knowledge of the history and specifications of EMD's early road switchers. A must-read for all train enthusiasts, this book details everything from the Geep's awesome powerplant to its construction, as well as its place in railway history. The photos in this edition are black & white.

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Brian Solomon is the author of more than 25 books on railway subjects. He is the former editor of Pacific RailNews. Other magazines his work has appeared in include: TRAINS Magazine, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, Vintage Rails, Railroad Explorer, Model Railroader, and many more. He has studied railway operations all across North America and in more than a dozen foreign counties. He has exposed more than 100,000 railway photographs. He has a B.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) in Photographic Illustration.

 

 

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Internet Modeler, July 2006, reviewed by Gerry Nilles

"With over 200 photos, most of which are color, any railroad enthusiasts, be they a historian or a model railroader, will want to add this excellent reference source to their library."



Modeling Madness, June 2006, reviewed by Scott Van Aken

"Illustrated with hundreds of superlative color and B&W photographs, this book is a slice of eye-candy as well as an in-depth history. Whether you are a rail-fan of the first order or just like trains, this is a book that you will be very happy to have on your shelves."



N Trak Newsletter, September/October 2006

"If you are modeling the transition era or want to understand the rapid shift from steam to diesel, you will find the book hard to put down and a great reference source."

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