/// Release of this title is delayed as there were serious issues with the production. The book is being redone and will be available sometime after Christmas 2002. ///
This will be an updated second edition. This is a very limited quantity print. Order your copy today!
Hardcover with jacket, 10.75 x 8.75 x .75 in., B&W and color photographs and illustrations.
In 1959 the Southern Pacific Railroad found itself in need of higher horsepower diesel locomotives to move their increasing freight traffic across the Sierras. As American locomotive manufactures could not meet the SP requirements the company began looking overseas. In Munich Germany they found that Krauss Maffei, a respected locomotive builder, was producing diesel-hydraulic locomotives rated at 4000 horsepower. Southern Pacific and KM Hydraulics is the story of the building of these locomotives in Germany and of operating them in the United States.
Robert J. Zenk working with KM and SP records, first-person accounts and a mechanical study of the sole surviving unit has authored an interesting history of the rise and fall of the hydraulic locomotives on the Southern Pacific. There are detailed studies of each the 21 SP locomotives, the use of 9010 as the SP camera car and the locomotive's rebirth at the Niles Canyon Railway. This 300-page landscape book contains over 80 drawings, some 300 black/white and color photos many of which have never been published.
There will be 64 more pages than the contents below listed from the original edition.
Introduction, Cover Illustration, Photographs, pp. 2-13.
Inception (The ML 3000 C-C Demonstrator), pp. 14-23.
Proposition (Concept for an American Diesel Hydraulic), pp. 24-33.
Creation (Anatomy of the 1961 ML4000 C-C Prototype), pp. 34-63.
Emigration (Completion, Testing and Delivery), pp. 64-87.
Adaptation (Adjusting to the American Landscape), pp. 88-123.
Evolution (Anatomy of the 1964 ML4000 C-C Series), pp. 124-151.
Alteration (Series Locomotive Modifications and Modernization), pp. 152-165.
Competition (The ALCO-MaK DH-643 and Others), pp. 166-173.
Equation (The 1966 Brazilian Series), pp. 174-183.
Operation (Life with the German Hydros), pp. 184-199.
Termination (The Inevitable Outcome), pp. 200-209.
Transfiguration (the 1969 Simulator Car), pp. 210-227.
Resurrection (The Odyssey of Chassis 19106), pp. 228-235.
Illustration (Drawings and Diagrams), pp. 236-249.
Enumeration (Roster: SP and the ML4000 C-C), pp. 250-295.
Gratitude's, pp. 296-297.
Index, pp. 298-305.