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Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives In Color

Jim Boyd

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ISBN 10: 1878887637 / ISBN 13: 9781878887634
Published by Morning Sun Books, 1996
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By the late 1930s Fairbanks-Morse & Company had developed a unique and efficient opposed-piston diesel engine which would be ideal for locomotives. The looming Second World War intervened, and F-Ms diesels were immediately applied to the U.S. Navy submarine fleet. It wasn't until August 1944 that F-M finally got its OP engine into a locomotive, a 1000-h.p. switcher for the Milwaukee Road. From that date until March 1963 F-M and its Canadian subsidiary turned out 1460 locomotives, ranging from switchers to 2400-h.p. passenger cab units and the decade-ahead-of-its-time six-motor Train Master. This book describes every original purchaser of F-M locomotives and illustrates nearly every model of those owners, from short lines switchers and Train Masters in commuter service to freight cab units in the Canadian Rockies and chopped-nose Road-Switchers in Mexico - all in full color and context action. These units have all but vanished from the American railroad scene, but this book captures their glory years. Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions. Bookseller Inventory # msb1035

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Title: Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives In Color

Publisher: Morning Sun Books

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: New Condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Former Railfan & Railroad Magazine Editor Jim Boyd details the colorful product of the FM Company through more than 250 photographs. This comprehensive look at FM diesel production covers every original buyer as well as the railroads that inherited FMs through mergers. Tour the opposed piston world of UP and PRR, Santa Fe and Southern as well as the multitude of other lines that operated these unique diesels.

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