Diesel Locomotives

How diesel locomotives work

Brand-new Electro-Motive Division demonstrator GP35 No. 5652 undergoes testing with EMD's dynamometer car in 1963.

There has never been a better time to be a model railroader than right now. The wide availability of sharp-looking, smooth-running diesel models—many of which come factory-equipped with Digital Command Control (DCC) decoders and sound —makes it easy to model any era from the steam-to-diesel transition era to the present.


Railway Engineering

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee M.M. AGARWAL

This book deals with all aspects of railway engineering, from fundamental concepts to modern technological developments, with special focus on Indian Railways. It is an amalgamation of the vast experiences of the authors—of teaching the subject as well as of serving in Indian Railways. The text presents the theories and field practices as well as the modern techniques in detail.


Railway Traction

Jose A. Lozano, Jesus Felez, Juan de Dios Sanz and Jose M. Mera

The railway as a means of transport is a very old idea. At its beginnings, it was mainly utilised in the central European mines with different means of traction being applied. But it did not come into general use until the invention of the steam engine. Since the 18th century it has developed faster and faster until in the 21st century it has become the most efficient means of transport for medium distances thanks to the development of High Speed.