Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Diesel-Electric Locomotive Handbook: Mechanical Equipment

by George F. McGowan

NY: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1951. Illustrated throughout with photos & diagrams. 8vo. Cloth. x, 262 p . 1st edition.

Hardcover w/dustjacket, dj has chips/tears at edges & spine head. 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"

Chapter topics include:

    1. Development of the Diesel-Electric Locomotive
    2. Fundamentals
    3. Lubricating and Cooling
    4. Fuel Systems
    5. Pistons, Piston Rings, Liners
    6. Connecting Rods, Bearings, Crankshafts
    7. Valves, Timing, Heads
    8. Governors
    9. The Steam Generator
    10. The Air Compressor
    11. The American Locomotive Company Diesel Engine
    12. The Baldwin Locomotive Diesel Engine
    13. The Electro-Motive Diesel Engine
    14. The Fairbanks-Morse Diesel Engine
    15. The Lima-Hamilton Diesel Engine
    16. The Gas-Turbine Locomotive

Price: $30. (plus a few dollars shipping within the U.S.) Please contact me if you are interested.

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