A Field Guide to Trains of North America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 146 pages
The magic of trains has grown only as their share of the transportation market has shrunk. More than 200 excursion railways carry millions of passengers every year. This first true field guide to trains describes and illustrates all the rolling stock commonly used by any American railroad, including the 150 different types of locomotives. 150 halftone illustrations.
 

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Contents

Road SwitchersLow Hood
21
Road SwitchersHigh HoodCC sixaxlel
50
Road SwitcherWide NoseBB fouraxlel
74
Electrics
110
Freight Cars
123
Acknowledgments and Further Reading
139
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Formerly vice president and partner of the Architects Collaborative, the famous firm founded by Walter Gropius, Gerald Foster has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Boston Architectural Center as well as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the DeCordova Museum and at various galleries. His books include A Field Guide to Airplanes, A Field Guide to Trains, and American Houses: A Field Guide.

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