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The Encyclopedia of Trains & Locomotives

 

Author:

C.J. Riley

Publisher:

Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc.

Published:

2002

ISBN:

1567999824

Pages:

224

Type:

hardbound

The book covers all the main topics related to railroads and railroad terminology. It predominantly covers U.S. railroads, but there is plenty of coverage of Australian, Canadian, British, Chinese, African, and Russian railroads. It is organized like a typical encyclopedia in that topics are in alphabetical order, and one topic is not necessarily related to the next topic. In the back is an index of all the major diesel locomotives produced by the U.S. manufacturers. It is a very interesting and informative book, especially for someone wanting to learn about railroading in general.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

12

The Awakening of the Railfan

2

14

Foreword

3

16

The Encyclopedia of Trains & Locomotives

4

205

Diesel Locomotive Production in North America

5

210

The Whyte System

6

211

Major North American Railroad Mergers

7

212

Glossary of Railroad Terminology

8

216

Glossary of Railroad Slang