Diesels To Park Avenue: The FL-9 Story

Snopek & La May

Published by New England Rails, 1997
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Synopsis: A fascinating look at the GM/EMD's FL-9 locomotives as they run on the New Haven, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak, Metro North, Connecticut DOT and beyond. These "bulldog" units have been the subject of much controversy and this book explores the arguments on both sides of whether it was simply "FL 4.5" or capable of establishing a solid reputation on both diesel and third rail. The author details the original design and use of the "bulldogs" and then follows them through the years as they run throughout the Northeast. Illustrated with over 200 beautifully crisp full color photos on heavy, glossy paper showing FL-9s in all manner of paint schemes (which should be invaluable for the modeler of any of the above lines). With charts on engine specifications and status of fleet as of 1997 as well as a bibliography. 116 pages.

About the Author: Robert A. LaMay - railfan photographer and writer for 40 years. Many photo credits - TRAINS, Railpace, Railfan and Railroad, CTC Board, The Railroad Press, and other rail publications. Published in Cedco Classic Trains Datebooks for the past ten years. Very active in the Connecticut Eastern railroad Museum in Willimantic, CT

Joseph Snopek - Railfan photographer and has photo published.

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Title: Diesels To Park Avenue: The FL-9 Story
Publisher: New England Rails
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Fine
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