Title: "Giants of the Rails". Hard-cover 1944 book for mature children with strikingly beautiful watercolor drawings of 22 locomotives from major railroad lines across America. Detailed descriptions with cross-section line drawing of each locomotive. Two pages of visual and sound RR signals. Double-spread endpapers: FRONT - photo of world's heaviest locomotive (Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4 type); BACK - Blueprint-like cross section of a Santa Fe diesel-electric freight locomotive, both with numerous callouts of features and equipment.
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