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  • Black Gold-Black Diamonds The Pennsylvania Railroad and Dieselization Vols 1&2 (Hirsimaki)

Covers the development of most Pennsylvania Railroad Locomotive types with rare photographs. Volume 1: "The story of steam, electric and diesel-electric locomotives on the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1915 to mid-1947. Many new facts are brought forth, such as the M1's 3-cylinder 2-10-2 that became the famous I1's 2-10-0; proposed steam, diesel, electric and turbine locomotives; why there were only 139 GG1s; PRR "Big Boys", and other such interesting topics as its McKeen car, gasoline-electric cars, street switchers and other odd pieces of motive power."    Volume 2 covers  the mid 1947-1952 period. Gives an explanation as to why the railroad went from "experimenting" with diesels to full-scale dieselization. Discusses the problems it experienced during the steam-diesel transition. Contains over 200 photos, and appendices. Volumes I & II. 1997 Mileposts Publishing. Hardcover with protected dw. Good condition, minor nicks and wear to dw. 176pp. LR-0ZME-1KHA

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Black Gold-Black Diamonds The Pennsylvania Railroad and Dieselization Vols 1&2 (Hirsimaki)

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