Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

Author: George Drury



Category: Transportation


View: 166

This newly revamped book features every steam locomotive built in the U.S. and Canada since 1900.

Field Guide to Trains

Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)


Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 726

"This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher.

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

Author: Tom Morrison

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Transportation

Page: 636

View: 505

 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.

American Steam Locomotives

Design and Development, 1880–1960

Author: William L. Withuhn

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Transportation

Page: 464

View: 781

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.

North American Locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Crestline Books


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 686

"An illustrated look at some of North America's most iconic locomotive models from the 19th century to the present, organized alphabetically by landmark railroads"--

GE and EMD Locomotives

The Illustrated History

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)


Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 171

"A comprehensive history of North America's two major locomotive manufacturers, comprising previous 2003 and 2006 volumes with updated information and photos to take the story through 2013"--Provided by publisher.

The N Scale Steam Locomotive Information Book

Featuring Non-brass North American Steam Locos

Author: Jim Kline



Category: Railroads

Page: 144

View: 134

N scale will only be considered complete when steam locomotives are as frequently used as in other scales. The purpose of this book is to dispel any belief that only diesel locos run well in N scale. The experiences of many modelers are offered to guide you in selecting good running steam locos and to help you improve both how they look and how they run.--Preface.

The Heritage of North American Steam Railroads

From the First Days of Steam Power to the Present

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 443

Complete with Travelers Tales boxes, specially commissioned maps & a listing of heritage team locomotives still in action today, this exciting chronicle tells the complete story of how the Iron Horse changed the course of history.

A Field Guide to Trains of North America

Author: Gerald L. Foster

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

View: 393

Identifies more than 170 locomotives and cars, grouped by visual similarity for ease of identification and including statistical data, manufacturing history, and usage by railroads

The ABC-CLIO Companion to Transportation in America

Author: William Lee Richter

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 653

View: 332

Gives an historical overview of transportation from the year 1607 to the present, including entries on people, places, and legislation