Diesel and electric locomotives are complex, and they revolutionized railroading as we know it. How Diesel & Electric Locomotives Work is a complete guide to the inner workings of the locomotives powering railroad’s today.
This book includes:
- A brief history of the locomotive type and the development of the diesel engine.
- Various components and systems, illustrating how the various parts function and the design differences between manufacturers.
- How electric locomotives work and their similarities to diesel units, and the major builders and their contributions to the art.
Plus, hundreds of photos, charts, and mechanical illustrations describing the workings of locomotives!