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Electric locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : MBI Pub., 2003.
Series: Enthusiast color series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prodded partly by concerns over pollution, the Baltimore & Ohio in 1895 electrified a portion of its mainline through (and beneath) its namesake city. Realizing the advantages of electric power versus steam, other railways - including the Pennsylvania, New Haven, New York Central, Norfolk & Western, Virginian, Great Northern and Milwaukee Road - eventually followed suit. The history of electric interurban  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Solomon
ISBN: 0760313598 9780760313596
OCLC Number: 54665887
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Steam-era electrics --
AC rectifiers --
Modern electrics.
Series Title: Enthusiast color series.
Responsibility: Brian Solomon.
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"Prodded partly by concerns over pollution, the Baltimore & Ohio in 1895 electrified a portion of its mainline through (and beneath) its namesake city. Realizing the advantages of electric power versus steam, other railways - including the Pennsylvania, New Haven, New York Central, Norfolk & Western, Virginian, Great Northern and Milwaukee Road - eventually followed suit. The history of electric interurban locomotives in the United States begins with their nineteenth-century roots and continues to today ... Featured, among others, are venerable S- and P- motors; GE's Little Joes; the iconic streamlined GG1, Milwaukee Road Bi-Polars; the Swedish designed AEM-7; and Amtrak's Acela Express. Finally, author Brian Solomon also discusses the roles played by GE, Westinghouse, locomotive builders, and the railroads themselves - touchstone events like the Grand Central electrification and the Milwaukee's Pacific Extension, specialized equipment and technologies, and how electric locomotives laid the groundwork for diesel-electric locomotives prior to World war II"--Back cover.

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