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Classic American Locomotives

Author : Charles McShane
ISBN : 9781620879085
Genre : Transportation
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Anyone who has watched in anticipation as a powerful steam engine rolled into a station, belching iconic billows of black smoke, or heard the memorable blue note sound of a steam engine whistle will revel in Charles McShane’s amazingly detailed exploration of the inner workings of the classic steam engine. This historical record from 1909 will delight fans of classic American steam locomotives and those who have an unwavering love for classic American history. You’ll be able to look over hundreds of detailed illustrations, from mechanical side valves and engines to locomotives like the Baldwin and the Richmond. Not only will you see the beauty of these historical machines, but McShane also explains every aspect of how these incredible behemoths of the railways operated. With detailed examinations of the engineering of the classic steam engine, you will be able not only to understand and admire the outer workings of these locomotives, but also to learn what a side valve, steam injector, and pressure gauge are, and how they work. This classic will be loved by all and fit perfectly as the centerpiece of any train aficionado’s library.
Category: Transportation

Classic American Locomotives

Author : Charles McShane
ISBN : 1592280544
Genre : Transportation
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Anyone who has watched in anticipation as a hundred tons of hot, black, smoky iron rolls into the station, or who thrills at the smell of creosote and the plaintive blue note of a steam whistle, will revel in CHARLES MCSHANE'S detailed examination of the inner workings of the classic steam engine. For the first time since 1907, fans of classic American steam locomotives can pore over hundreds of fascinating mechanical illustrations as McShane explains every aspect of how these impressive juggernauts operated. As impressive as the sum of the parts may be, the steam engine is made up of hundreds of discreet systems-slide valves, steam injectors, lubricators, pressure gauges, pneumatic brakes and more-all of them scrutinized in loving detail in Classic American Locomotives. Starting with a brief history of the locomotive, McShane addresses every aspect of locomotive construction, even treating how each company manufactured the various parts, how an engineer or rail worker should maintain these components, and the relative merits of the different systems. CLASSIC AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVES will be a fascinating reference for experts and curators, and the centerpiece of any train fan's library.
Category: Transportation

Classic American Railroads

Author : Mike Schafer
ISBN : 076031649X
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 21.75 MB
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This book picks up where the previous two Classic American titles left off, focusing on the golden age of American railroading from 1945 to the early 1970s. It extends to the present day where applicable, providing a colorful look at locomotives, passenger and freight operations, development, and, in some cases, demise. Full color.
Category: Transportation

More Classic American Railroads

Author : Mike Schafer
ISBN : 9780760307588
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 83.30 MB
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Follow-up to the topselling Classic American Railroads explores the fascinating histories of the Northern Pacific, Wabash, Nickel Plate, New Haven, Erie, and 12 other railways. Amazingly preserved period photography.
Category: Transportation

Classic Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760345283
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 78.72 MB
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"The collection of three previously published volumes presents the history of locomotives from early steam power through today's massive diesel-electric models. Illustrated with 700 photographs accompanied by in-depth, informative captions"-Provided by publisher.
Category: Transportation

Modern Locomotives

Author : David Leonard Barnes
ISBN : PSU:000015955791
Genre : Locomotives
File Size : 86.70 MB
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Category: Locomotives

More Classic Trains

Author : Arthur Detmers Dubin
ISBN : UOM:39015004555846
Genre : Railroad trains
File Size : 80.58 MB
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Category: Railroad trains

Classic North American Steam

Author : Nils Huxtable
ISBN : 0831714743
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 76.99 MB
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More than 180 illustrations trace the fascinating history of classic steam trains and celebrate the golden age of railroading.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Classic American Railroad Terminals

Author : Kevin J. Holland
ISBN : 0760308322
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 28.85 MB
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A blend of archival photos combine with modern color shots to relate the stories behind the design, the architecture, and the use of terminals like Grand Central Station and Pennsylvania Station in New York City, and Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. 150 photos.
Category: Transportation

Classic American Streamliners

Author : Mike Schafer
ISBN : 0760303770
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 75.51 MB
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Richly illustrated with over 200 photos, this book tells the story of railroad streamliners, from their early days as short little articulated speedsters to their halcyon years as 20-car "cities on wheels"--Places that were going somewhere. And it also tells a story of a time of individuality, when streamliners reflected the personality of the regions they served.
Category: Transportation

North American Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760343708
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 22.9 MB
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Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.
Category: Transportation

The Locomotives That Baldwin Built

Author : Fred Westing
ISBN : UOM:39015040288717
Genre : Baldwin locomotives
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History being forged is what author Westing brings you in every phase of Baldwin progress. Here are more than 300 photographs, many never before printed, linked with the long out of print "History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works - 1831 to 1923," to which Westing gives colorful meaning as he brings the story up through the last days of steam to the Engine 76150, the final and highest serial number. --Publisher.
Category: Baldwin locomotives

Classic Trains

Author : Hans Halberstadt
ISBN : 1586631101
Genre : Transportation
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Featuring more than 30 beautiful, historic trains and locomotives, this exquisite volume--big and horizontal, all the better to capture the length and breadth of the cars and tracks--paints an intimate portrait of North American railroad history. Firsthand accounts of life on the rails, more than 150 dramatic photographs, and a close look at how trains transformed the continent's landscape, society, and history make this a thrill for any railroad aficionado. The story begins with the dawn of the steam era and goes through the golden age of railroad travel and on to the current day. The classics on these lavishly illustrated pages include the tiny, treasured Best Friend of Charleston, the celebrated Twentieth Century Limited Streamliner, and high-speed models that cross the country today.
Category: Transportation

The Golden Age Of Steam

Author : Colin Garratt
ISBN : PSU:000033992792
Genre : Transportation
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Arranged chronologically, this book book charts the history and development of locomotives from 1830 to 1950, detailing the early British innovations in steam; the Battle of the Gauges; the American Mikados, Shays, Switchers, and Record Breakers; the early Canadian freight trains; European mountain power; and the enduring steam locomotives of India and South America. 400+ color photos.
Category: Transportation

The American West

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ISBN : UVA:X000988908
Genre : West (U.S.)
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Category: West (U.S.)

Classic Steam Trains

Author : Colin Dennis Garratt
ISBN : 0760788987
Genre : Locomotives
File Size : 76.7 MB
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Category: Locomotives