GE Locomotives: 110 Years of General Electric Motive Power
|Rating||:||4.76 (509 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
"Great Book Even for a GM Emd fan Like myself." according to Jose Lopez. Although I am GM EMD Fan, I enjoyed this book, and read some things I did not know, The photos are excellent and the reading is good.
Witness electrical legends such as the Pennsylvania Railroad’s E44s, Amtrak’s E60s, and Milwaukee Road’s “Little Joes”, just to name a few. General Electric entered the railroad industry in the early twentieth century and this collection of history explores all types of electric locomotives with a stunning collection of archival black-and-white, period, and modern color photography. Depicting a broad cross-section of American railroads in a variety of regions both urban and remote, Brian Solomon leads us through GE’s entire locomotive history, from the first electric S motors to today’s colossal, 6,000-horsepower diesel-electrics. All in all, Solomon gives us a brilliant explanation of the locomotives, the terrain they covered, pioneering GE efforts, and even the marketplace competition and the power race that fueled the development of these awesome machines.
Railfan & Railroad, September 2007“It’s a typical MBI Publishing product: lavishly illustrated, nicely laid out and well-written with very good color reproduction. Not just a picture book, it explains the whys and hows behind the units and is so up-to-date that it includes the new hybrid road unit that’s testing as well as the proposed Evolution passenger unit.”