THE MODERN LOCOMOTIVE HANDBOOK

This textbook-style manual supplements RF&OOA's question-and-answer manual on locomotive operation. There are six easy-to-follow sections in the new publication. The introduction describes how each builder classifies different model locomotives and the terms and devices used by the builders are compared. There is a glossary of terms used in the following sections. All contemporary road freight units produced since 1960 are covered. The first part of each builder's section presents general information (weight, horsepower and tractive effort) along with general arrangements. The second segment describes locomotive cab controls. Section 5 discusses brake equipment. Section 6 is the trouble-shooters guide covering basic malfunctions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This handbook was prepared by the Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association and announced in Railway Locomotives and Cars, V146, N4, April 1972. For copies write care of L.H. Peters, secretary-treasurer.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association

    10414 South Wood Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60643
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Locomotives and Cars
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM