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By J. Parker Lamb

The diesel locomotive despatched surprise waves via inflexible company cultures and staid govt regulators. For a few, the recent expertise promised to be a resource of large gains; for others, the railroad appeared a chance to their very livelihoods. Evolution of the yankee Diesel Locomotive introduces the reader to the $64000 technological advances that gave upward push to diesel engines, analyzing not just their effect on locomotive layout, but additionally their influence at the fiscal and social landscapes. J. Parker Lamb describes the improvement of those applied sciences, permitting the reader to completely know how they have been built-in and shaped a commercially winning locomotive. Like its significant other quantity, Perfecting the yank Steam Locomotive (IUP, 2003), this e-book emphasizes the function of the top engineers whose strategies cleared the path for serious breakthroughs. Rail fanatics will enjoy this authoritative work.

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