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American Steam Locomotives

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A powerful collection of yesterdays iron workhorses captured in a variety of nostalgic photographs. Solomon's thoroughly-researched text details the origins, development and growth of the steam locomotive from its earliest days right up to its final futile battles to compete with the diesel. Witness the intimate workings of old steam engines that used 20,000 gallons of water per hour! And look inside fireboxes large enough to host a dinner for 12! See these iron behemoths inside and out, in photographs of them on the tracks, as well as in shots of them being rebuilt. An action-packed profile of the mighty steam trains that once ruled the tracks.

Table of Contents

Steam pioneers — The formative years — The locomotive grows — Articulated locomotives — Superpower and streamlines — Special service engines — Diesel debut — Steam technology in the diesel age — American steam today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610606103
Publisher:
Motorbooks International
Subject:
Locomotives
Author:
Solomon, Brian
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Steam locomotives -- United States.
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Steam locomotives
Subject:
United states
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19980523
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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