Twelve Twenty Five

Author: Kevin P. Keefe
ISBN: 9781611862027
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This against-all-odds story of a World War II era steam locomotive captures the determination of two generations of volunteers to keep it running. The narrative traces the train s regular freight service in Michigan, its unlikely salvation from the scrapyard, and the subsequent work to bring it back to steam. This is the tale of the revival of a significant steam locomotive and a triumph of historic preservation."

Wallace W Abbey

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253032253
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the late 1940s onward, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday transportation moments into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.


Author: Joel Jensen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393082487
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Jensen has spent the past quarter-century documenting every major steam operation and event west of the Mississippi. His work celebrates everything from the raw mechanical power of late-19th and early 20th-century to the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the awe that working steam continues to inspire. Texts by John Gruber and Scott Lothes of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art examine the historic, economic, and cultural impacts of historic railroad operations on the surrounding people, towns, and landscapes.

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

Author: William Rosen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226726347
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"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.

Loco Motion

Author: Michael R. Bailey
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752491011
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'Loco Motion' describes the development of the steam locomotive during its first half-century until 1850, told by exploring the surviving locomotives that may be seen in museums in Britain, Europe, and North and South America.

The Clinchfield No 1

Author: Mark A. Stevens
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625851316
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As general manager for Erwin, Tennessee-based Clinchfield Railroad, Thomas D. Moore found an eighty-six-year-old vintage 4-6-0 ten-wheeler steam engine--the Clinchfield No. 1. Miraculously, the engine had escaped the cutter's torch when, in the mid-1950s, the railroad retired its steam fleet, shuttered passenger service and embraced the diesel era. Moore wanted the No. 1 fully restored and its long life on the rails--which had included being the first train to reach the victims of the 1889 Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood--celebrated as a goodwill ambassador for the railroad. The revived Clinchfield No. 1 led beloved excursion trains that visited seven state capitals, bringing joy to passengers from the Appalachian Mountains to Tampa, Florida. Join authors Mark A. Stevens and A.J. "Alf" Peoples on the journey of the real-life little engine that could.

Watt s Perfect Engine

Author: Ben Marsden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231131728
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Discusses James Watt's development of the separate condenser steam engine, a key step in making steam a practical industrial power source and the creation of Watt's image as an icon of industrial efficiency.