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Modern Locomotives: Fully Illustrated featuring 150 locomotives and over 300 photographs and illustrations
by Brian Hollingsworth, Arthur Cook

For anyone who has ever been drawn by the romance of railways, Modern Locomotives provides under one cover a lavishly illustrated and technically detailed description of more than 150 of the world?s most famous locomotives.

Beginning its coverage as far back as 1879, Modern Locomotives describes a series of I 50 electric and diesel locomotives, such as the remarkable TGV electric train from France, which today carries its passengers at speeds of up to 162mph. Including a number of modern hybrids, such as gas-turbine trainsets, this comprehensive volume goes on to review the development of modern railpower towards the 1990s and beyond.

With entries covering a total of 150 locomotives, Modern Locomotives boasts not only an exceptional text of great historical and technical value, but also a series of 75 beautifully drawn, unique colour illustrations. To complement these superb views, the 250 photographs selected for Modern Locomotives include some of the rarest and most dramatic available.

This fascinating book, with all its detail and variety, will be a source of reference and entertainment for many years to come to all avid enthusiasts and keen observers of modern locomotives.

Large hardback, 2000, 192pages, very good condition

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