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Electric Locomotives (Enthusiast Color) Paperback – November 27, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Enthusiast Color
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: MBI (November 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760313598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760313596
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,972,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.


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Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than twenty-five books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top railfan publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Coliton on January 10, 2007
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I found this an excellent scource of information on the developement of the Electric Locomotive in North America .An overview is provided from introduction of the technology to the present day utiliisation of this form of traction .

As a person with a technical background a more profound explanation of fonction would have been appreciated. I.E.Block Diagrams ,photos of rectifying diodes, and resistors used to control starting currents in D.C. locomotives . They must be, "whoppers" .Blessings Paul Coliton
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ben Griffith on February 17, 2008
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This book specifically treats the titled subject. The photographic record is well done. An excelent primer, one might want more information and diagrams illustrating some of the technical information. It lacks an additional reading list of books where further information is available. (This unfortunately is not unusual for this type of book.) Overall an excellent book covering the subject.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Braun on January 14, 2009
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This book had plenty of facts but was ultimately disappointing. It had too many references to design features without definitions. I had to keep the Wikipedia open to know what the author was talking about.
The many locomotives started to blur together and the pictures were of little help. A spreadsheet of locomotives with features, driver arrangements, and power ratings would have been a big help.
Lastly, the pictures could have been improved with the help of a designer and some PhotoShop work.
It's a slim volume that can be read in one sitting. It is as likely to crush your interest as fuel your desire for more research.
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