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  • Train Master. The Most Useful Locomotive Ever Built (Diesel Era)

At the time of its introduction in 1953, the Fairbanks-Morse Train Master was the most powerful single-engine road-switcher unit available to the railroad industry. Marketed by FM as "the most useful locomotive ever built," the TM hauled Southern Pacific commuters up and down the San Francisco peninsula, moved coal on the Virginian Railway from West Virginia mines to Atlantic Ocean ports, and pushed trains over the Appalachian Mountains on the Pennsy. The 2,400-horsepower H24-66 lived up to its billing, but on a much smaller scale than that for which its designers had hoped - 127 Train Masters were built for eight U.S. and two Canadian customers. Also included is a chapter covering the Baby or Junior Train Master, the H16-66 model.Numerous B&W photographs. Also included is a colour photo section, diagrams, illustrations of advertising material, bibliography and index. Withers 1997. New SB 112pp. NOS-TRN-MST

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Train Master. The Most Useful Locomotive Ever Built (Diesel Era)

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