Twelve Twenty Five

Author: Kevin P. Keefe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611862027
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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."

Steam Train Dream Train 1 2 3

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452154570
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Cuddle up with the beloved animal friends from the bestselling Steam Train, Dream Train and count on lots of fun! Little train enthusiasts will love counting from one to ten along with the dreamy train cars!

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

Author: Tom Morrison
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476665826
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Twilight of Steam

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345864
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Steam locomotives may be mostly gone, but they're not forgotten. In Twilight of Steam, acclaimed rail author Brian Solomon selects some of the best black-and-white photography from great rail photographers of the postwar era, including Robert Buck, John P

A Steam Odyssey

Author: Victor Hand
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393084313
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Stunning photographs of steam locomotives on all six continents.

Steam

Author: Joel Jensen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393082487
Format: PDF
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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.

A Passion for Steam

Author: Marc Horovitz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692238264
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"A Passion for Steam" describes how small scale, live-steam locomotives work in clear, understandable language. All systems are covered, including boilers, boiler fittings, burners, different fuels, valve gears, different cylinder types, and sundry variations. The second half of the book is a fascinating survey of nearly 100 miniature locomotives, scratchbuilt and commercial, that discusses what makes each one different from its fellows. The book is fully illustrated with hundreds of high-quality drawings and beautiful photographs.

The Steam Locomotive

Author: Ken Gibbs
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445624257
Format: PDF
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Ken Gibbs tells the history of the engineering triumph that is a steam locomotive from the 1800s to the 1960s showing how each development changed the course of history.