Guide to Electro-Motive E and F Units

Jeff Wilson
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Get all the details behind the Electro-Motive E and F units that revolutionized the railroading industry during the steam-to-diesel transition era.
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Description

Guide to Electro-Motive E and F Units showcases how streamlined locomotives revolutionized the railroading industry during the steam-to-diesel transition era from 1935 to 1960. Written by well-known author Jeff Wilson, this all-new book details the development of diesel locomotives, how they were first accepted as passenger locomotives, and then how they took over heavy freight service. Featuring over 200 photos, including many full-color images, and line drawings of most E and F unit models, this 192-page book guides you through the evolution of these iconic locomotives.

You’ll learn about:

  • How they came to be
  • Introduction to freight
  • Post-war passenger boom
  • Freight dieselization
  • Demise of E and F units
  • And more!

This must-have book is perfect for both railfans and model railroaders! Whether you want to learn about the dieselization of railroads, re-create E and F units on your model railroad, or just like streamlined diesels, you’ll get all the details behind Electro-Motive E and F units. 

Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 192
Author Bio
Jeff Wilson has written more than 25 books on railroads and model railroading. He spent 10 years as an associate editor at Model Railroader magazine, and he currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer, contributing articles to MR and other magazines. He enjoys many facets of the hobby, especially building structures and detailing locomotives, as well as photographing both real and model railroads.
Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Early Electro-Motive diesel development

Chapter 2: Dawn of the E unit

Chapter 3: F means freight

Chapter 4: Post-war passenger boom

Chapter 5: Freight dieselization

Chapter 6: The final freight cabs

Chapter 7: Demise of E and F units

Bibliography

Classic Toy Trains Classic Trains Finescale Modeler Garden Railways Model Railroader Model Railroader Video Plus Scale Auto Trains Magazine Kalmbach Books