"A brief history of the Electro-Motive Division F-series locomotives, which proved so versatile, economical, and reliable that they "did it"--made the steam locomotive obsolete for most railroading applications--in a remarkably short period of time. There's not a lot of text here, but there are lots of great 1940s and 1950s black and white photos, mostly of F units in action but also including several terrific scenes from the EMD plants where the locomotives were built. Posed publicity photos from the various railroads are interspersed with evocative portraits from distinguished railroad photographers including J. Parker Lamb, Jim Shaughnessy, Richard Steinheimer, and others. Scale drawings and model-by-model descriptions illustrate the differences between and within each model, helpful for the railfan who needs to know, for example, how to distinguish an FP7 from an F7, or an early F3 from a late F3." (Review) 2000 Kalmbach Books. Softcover. VG. Out of print. 128pp. 7IZ-IHN-AM4
F Units. The Diesels that did it. (Wilson)
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