Product Details


Title:
Pwr for the Strmliners UP E8/9
Author:
Robert P. Olmsted
Publisher:
South Platte Press
ISBN or Item #
9780942035797
Date Listed:
2009-01-29 09:02:06
Retail Price:
$19.95
Our Price:
$17.95
Description:
Untitled Document

Power for the Streamliners
The Union Pacific's E8A/E9A Fleet

By Robert P. Olmsted.

Softcover, 8.5x11, bibliography, 48 pages, photos throughout.

"In the opinion of many who were witness to the epoch of the streamlined passenger train, the precursor that presented a beautiful first impression of the conveyance in its tow was either the E8 or E9 diesel-electric locomotive.

"These high-speed machines were constructed by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division at La Grange, Il, between 1949 and 1964. Customers included the Union Pacific Railroad, which acquired cab-equipped "A" units and cabless booster "B" units of both models.

"All E8/E9 units have since been retired from regular revenue passenger service. However, Union Pacific has been in the forefront of corporate history preservation by retaining an active trio of E9s as part of its steam and diesel heritage fleet. The Es now appear across the expanse of the UP system while heading up passenger specials that recreate the company's "Road of the Streamliners" image.

"This book is a pictorial celebration of the Union Pacific E8 and E9 diesel locomotive and a re-living of the regal age of streamlined thoroughbreds."