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ALCO's DL-640 Locomotive
Chris MacDermot & Dick Steinbrenner
On Track Publishers
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2008-12-03 13:34:35
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A Year Of Demonstrations A Half Century Of Service

ALCO’s DL-640 Locomotive

by Christopher MacDermot and Richard Steinbrenner.

Cloth with dust jacket, 178 pages, 11x8.5 horizontal format, color and b&w photos (150 in color), publicity releases, maps, plans, technical reports.

"Beginning with the 1960 demonstration tours, this book looks back onalmost a half-century history of this often underestimated locomotive design that managed to sell only 26 units, but:

• Led to several of ALCO’s most successful designs in the Century Series.
• Despite a nomadic existence, has achieved a remarkable longevity, led by 2 units that remain in operation today.

Chris MacDermot chronicles with great insight and rare wit his year riding and technically supporting the demonstrator units.
Dick Steinbrenner documents the migrations of each of the individual units during the course of their lifetimes.
• The authors and the railroaders engaged in operation and maintenance of the DL-640s provide a technical analysis of those factors that contributed to their longevity.