Pere Marquette 2-8-4 Berkshire Locomotives - (Out of Print BRAND NEW BOOK) For Sale
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Pere Marquette 2-8-4 Berkshire Locomotives - (Out of Print BRAND NEW BOOK):
2-8-4 Berkshire Locomotivesby Jim KehnThis is an unopenedBRAND NEW BOOK (not used).
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LAST BRAND NEW BOOKPere Marquette Railway's (PM) largest and most modern steam locomotivewas the "Berkshire" type 2-8-4s. They were built between 1937 and 1944.These locomotives were the premier fast freight haulers on the PM's lines in Michigan, including the heavily trafficked Detroit-Grand Rapids-Chicago routes. One of these, No. 1225 was preserved and became famous in the motion picture "The Polar Express. It is in operating condition and is cared for by the Michigan State Trust for Railroad Preservation in Owosso, Michcigan.This96 page book not only tells the complete story of these superb locomotives between 1937 and 1952, but also sets their use in context with other engines used by the Pere Marquette in the era. Bookhas much about their mechanical design as well as operations.Book includes 200 photos, diagrams, mechanical drawings, tables and other illustrations. great history about one of Michigan's premier steam locomotives one of its most important railways. The Pere Marquettebecame part of the Chesapeake & Ohio in 1947.Softbound, 8.5x11,96pages, 200 photos, diagrams, mechanical drawings, tables and other illustrations.
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