Diesels to Park Avenue: The FL9 Story

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Diesels to Park Avenue: The FL9 Story

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Rating : 4.11 (589 Votes)
Asin : 9656304004
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 116 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-06-04
Language : English


With charts on engine specifications and status of fleet as of 1997 as well as a bibliography. The author details the original design and use of the "bulldogs" and then follows them through the years as they run throughout the Northeast. Illustrated with over 200 beautifully crisp full color photos on heavy, glossy paper showing FL-9s in all manner of paint schemes (which should be invaluable for the modeler of any of the above lines). 116 pages.. A fascinating look at the GM/EMD's FL-9 locomotives as they run on the New Haven, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak, Metro North, Connecticut DOT and beyond. These "bulldog" units have been the subject of much controversy and this book explores the arguments on both sides of whether it was simply "FL 4.5" or capable of establishing a solid reputation on both diesel and third rail

LaMay - railfan photographer and writer for 40 years. Many photo credits - TRAINS, Railpace, Railfan and Railroad, CTC Board, The Railroad Press, and other rail publications. Published in Cedco Classic Trains Datebooks for the past ten years. . Very active in the Connecticut Eastern railroad Museum in Willimantic, CT Joseph Snopek - Railfan photographer and has photo published. Robert A

Any enthusiast of EMD cab units of the New Haven or good ol' color photography Will enjoy this book. Photo Reproduction is excellent. -- TRAINS - 1/99 - Vol 59 Page 86`. -- TRAINS - 12/98National Railway Bulletin - " Authors have done an amirable jobof capturing all aspects of thses fascinating beasts. Bulletin - Vol. Authors LaMay and Snopek have done an admirable job of Capturing all aspects of these fascinating beasts. -- Railfan & Railroad Vol. -- National Railway Historical Soc. A handsome tribute to an interesting locomotive, This colorful book should appeal to all diesel admirers. 64 - November 1999Excellent photo reproduction and most pictures are two to a page. A very fine job of showing great color from many lendmen. -- Railfan & Railroad - November 1998Authors LaMay and Snopek tell the FL9 story well. The authors have done their home- Work a