Folks,

I’m trying to find a complete list of these soft cover books that were published decades ago.  I have 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8.  

Were there more than 8 in this series?  Do you know what locomotives were featured in volumes 2, 3, and 4 ?

Thanks

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a simple google search says:

Classic Power Series #3 USRA 2-8-8-2

Ebay Search:

  • Classic Power Series #4 Northern Pacific A class 4-8-4
  • Classic Power Series #7 Van Sweringen Berkshires

In My Collection:

  • Classic Power Series #5 was the PRR Q Class of Duplex Steam engines
  • Classic Power Series  #6 was the  Many faces of the PRR K4
  • Classic Power Series #8 was the PRR M1 Mountain Class of Steam Engines

 

Thanks for your response.  For some reason, Google wasn’t showing anything.  I had better luck with eBay, Amazon and Ron’s Books.  There is a “Classic Power Series 9” about New Haven EP-5 Jets and #2 features the Milwaukee Bi-Polar.      Still looking to see if there are more in the series.  

Is there a GG1 book too?

So far we have:

1=C&O H-7, 2=Bi Polar, 3=USRA 2-8-8-2, 4=NP 4-8-4, 5=PRR Q's, 6=PRR K-4, 7=Van Berks, 8=PRR M-1, 9=NH EP-5

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BobbyD posted:

Is there a GG1 book too?

So far we have:

1=C&O H-7, 2=Bi Polar, 3=USRA 2-8-8-2, 4=NP 4-8-4, 5=PRR Q's, 6=PRR K-4, 7=Van Berks, 8=PRR M-1, 9=NH EP-5

Fortunately, much has been published about the GG-1 though I’m not aware of any Classic Power series books on this motor.  The first book that comes to mind would be “The Remarkable GG-1” by Karl Zimmermann, a great primer but only b/w photos.  Next, I’d suggest Morning Sun’s “Pennsy Electric Years” vols 1&2.  

My uncle was an engineer for the PRR and finished his career running that motor from NY-DC and return BEFORE the elimination of all grade crossings in the NE corridor.  Sadly, he was involved in some horrific grade crossing accidents involving cars/trucks.  

PRR 5841 posted:
BobbyD posted:

Is there a GG1 book too?

 

Fortunately, much has been published about the GG-1 though I’m not aware of any Classic Power series books on this motor.  The first book that comes to mind would be “The Remarkable GG-1” by Karl Zimmermann, a great primer but only b/w photos.  

That might be what I was thinking of seeing, thanks.

I just ordered Classic Power 3 off Amazon to add to my existing 5,6 & 8. Another good GG1 book is:           GG1 World’s Greatest Electric Locomotive VOL 1 PRR 1948-67 Robert J. Yanosey

So then, is “9” NH EP-5 as far as this series goes?  Looks like Diesels and /or Turbines weren’t good enough to make the cut.  Do I hear “10”?  Going once...

There is a "Classic Power 3A". This is the expanded 150 page version of "3" which only has 88 pages.

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I strongly suggest that any of you that have or are about have the "Classic Power 3/3a 2-8-8-2" book or just want to learn about their operation, go to and save or print out this site: ALCO Mallet Articulated Locomotives. This will clear a mistake or two about the operation of the 2-8-8-2 that is in the book.

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