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Perfecting The American Steam Locomotive

Author : J. Parker Lamb
ISBN : 0253342198
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"J. Parker Lamb traces the evolution of the steam engine from the early 1700s through the early 1800s, when the first locomotives were sent to the United States from England. Lamb then shifts to the development of the American steam locomotive, first by numerous small builders and later, in the early twentieth century, by only three major enterprises and a handful of railroad company shops. Lamb reviews the steady progress of steam locomotive technology through its pinnacle during the 1930s, then discusses the reasons for the subsequent decline of this famous machine."--BOOK JACKET.

American Steam Locomotives

Author : William L. Withuhn
ISBN : 9780253039347
Genre : Transportation
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For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage. While the steam locomotive's basic principle of operation is simple, designers and engineers honed these concepts into 100-mph passenger trains and 600-ton behemoths capable of hauling mile-long freight at incredible speeds. American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life.

Guide To North American Steam Locomotives

Author : George Drury
ISBN : 1627002596
Genre : Transportation
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This newly revamped book features every steam locomotive built in the U.S. and Canada since 1900.

Early American Steam Locomotives

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105035198493
Genre : Locomotives
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A pictorial record, with brief descriptive text.

The American Steam Locomotive In The Twentieth Century

Author : Tom Morrison
ISBN : 9781476627939
Genre : Transportation
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 Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time—enormous engines that powered a colossal industry. They were deceptively simple machines, yet, the more their technology was studied, the more obscure it became. Despite immense and sustained engineering efforts, steam locomotives remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, steam locomotives disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of American steam locomotive development and operation.

Early American Steam Locomotives

Author : Reed Kinert
ISBN : 9780486141404
Genre : Transportation
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Relive train travel's earliest days with this splendidly illustrated story of steam locomotion, from "teakettles" to "titans." Working from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts, the author re-creates, in accurate renderings, the earliest locomotives.

American Steam Locomotive

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760303368
Genre : Transportation
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A collection of full-color and black-and-white illustrated photographs of the American steam locomotive along with a history of the development of the steam engine, technological advances, and the influence of the Industrial Age on American society.

The American Steam Locomotive

Author : Frank M. Swengel
ISBN : LCCN:67029846
Genre : Locomotives
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Classic American Locomotives

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ISBN : 1599217341
Genre : Transportation
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A book about classic American locomotives from the Golden Era of trains - it's a must for all train enthusiasts.

Articulated Steam Locomotives Of North America

Author : R. A. LeMassena
ISBN : UOM:39015004547959
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Like many other books, Articulated Steam Locomotives of North America began as a modest attempt to chronicle a certain type of locomotive---in this case, the Mallet-articulated locomotive in the U.S.A. This project soon ballooned into unanticipated magnitude. It wasn't long before it became evident that Canadian and Mexican engines could not logically be ignored; they were an important part of the story. After that, one thing quickly led to another. By including the double-truck Fairlies, one was obliged to recognize their single-truck counterparts, as well as several mechanical hybrids which defied accurate classification. Locomotives having geared trucks were indeed articulated; thus, something had to be said about them. Then, there was the booster-engine which temporarily transformed ordinary locomotives into pseudo-articulateds. The latter-day duplex-drive locomotives could properly have been omitted; however, that would have concealed an important episode of motive-power progress wherein one railroad tried to avoid articulation. Consequently, duplex-drive locomotives are included, too.The author's efforts to locate suitable photographs to illustrate this chronicle have been remarkably successful--and there have been few locomotives whose portraits have been completely elusive. Considering the objective was to obtain views of every kind of articulated steam locomotive on every major railroad, this was no easy task. However, the end result is a dazzling collection of over 600 photographs--including more than 32 color views--some of them quite rare.

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