This 320 plus page hardcover book covers the Reading diesel fleet from the start of dieselization 1926 through the late 1950s through text, photographs (more than 700), diagrams, and specifications. Heavily illustrated, the book also contains 32 pages covering Reading's distinctive stream locomotive fleet, from Camel-backs to home-built 4-8-4s.
Contents:Introduction, Steam Fleet with B&W photographs and roster, pp. III-XXXII;Economies That Can't Be Ignored, pp. 1-13;Diesel-Electric Roster Summary 1926-1956, pg. 14;Diesel-Electric Fleet Strength 1926-1956, pg. 15;System Map, pg. 16;Early Model Switchers, pp. 17-108;Cab Units, pp. 109-172;Early Road-Switchers, pp. 173-320.
Withers Publishing, hardcover with jacket, 362 pages, 8.75 x 11.25 x 1 in., B&W photographs and illustrations (locomotive diagrams). Printed on coated paper with sharp photo reproduction.