Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Diesel-Electric Locomotive Handbook: Electrical Equipment

Diesel-Electric Locomotive Handbook: Electrical Equipment
by George F. McGowan



NY: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1951. Illustrated throughout with photos & diagrams. 8vo. Cloth. x, 290 p . 1st edition.


Hardcover w/dustjacket, dj has chips/tears at edges. Old waterstains at upper corners of pages, does not show beyond uppermost margin! (minor).  "A basic reference book for enginemen, maintenance men and other railroad personnel engaged in operating and maintaining diesel-electric locomotives"

There are chapters on: The electric generator; the traction motor; exciters; auxiliary generators; motor blowers; dynamic braking; batteries; and contractors. The electrical and control equipment of the major builders: Alco-G.E., Electromotive Division, Lima-Westinghouse, Baldwin-Westinghouse, and Fairbanks, Morse-Westinghouse is completely analyzed in individual chapters.



Price: $35. (plus a few dollars shipping within the U.S.) Please contact me if you are interested.


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