American Steam Locomotives

Download American Steam Locomotives ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to American Steam Locomotives book pdf for free now.

American Steam Locomotives

Author : William L. Withuhn
ISBN : 9780253039347
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 47.47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 293
Read : 276

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.
Category: Transportation

Guide To North American Steam Locomotives

Author : George Drury
ISBN : 1627002596
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 83.67 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 530
Read : 644

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

The American Steam Locomotive In The Twentieth Century

Author : Tom Morrison
ISBN : 9781476627939
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 44.30 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 679
Read : 549

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.
Category: Transportation

Perfecting The American Steam Locomotive

Author : J. Parker Lamb
ISBN : 0253342198
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 81.46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 273
Read : 188

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive documents the role played by mechanical engineers in the development of locomotive design. The steam engine and the mechanical engineering profession both grew directly out of the Industrial Revolution's need for sources of power beyond that of men and animals. Invented in England when coal mining was being developed, the practical steam engine eventually found numerous applications in transportation, especially in railroad technology. J. Parker Lamb traces the evolution of the steam engine from the early 1700s through the early 1800s, when the first locomotives were sent to the United States from England. Lamb then shifts the scene to the development of the American steam locomotive, first by numerous small builders, and later, by the early 20th century, by only three major enterprises and a handful of railroad company shops. Lamb reviews the steady progress of steam locomotive technology through its pinnacle during the 1930s, then discusses the reasons for its subsequent decline.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Early American Steam Locomotives

Author : Reed Kinert
ISBN : 9780486141404
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 59.99 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 739
Read : 973

Relive train travel's earliest days with this splendidly illustrated story of steam locomotion, from "teakettles" to "titans." Working from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts, the author re-creates, in accurate renderings, the earliest locomotives.
Category: Transportation

Early American Steam Locomotives

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035198493
Genre : Locomotives
File Size : 29.89 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 599
Read : 437

A pictorial record, with brief descriptive text.
Category: Locomotives

American Steam Locomotive

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 0760303363
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 71.5 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 286
Read : 194

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.
Category: Transportation

Classic North American Steam

Author : Nils Huxtable
ISBN : 0831714743
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 59.68 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 647
Read : 1280

More than 180 illustrations trace the fascinating history of classic steam trains and celebrate the golden age of railroading.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Classic American Locomotives

Author : Charles McShane
ISBN : 9781620879085
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 23.73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 343
Read : 841

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

Articulated Steam Locomotives Of North America

Author : R. A. LeMassena
ISBN : UOM:39015004547959
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 52.79 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 742
Read : 1192

Like many other books, Articulated Steam Locomotives of North America began as a modest attempt to chronicle a certain type of locomotive---in this case, the Mallet-articulated locomotive in the U.S.A. This project soon ballooned into unanticipated magnitude. It wasn't long before it became evident that Canadian and Mexican engines could not logically be ignored; they were an important part of the story. After that, one thing quickly led to another. By including the double-truck Fairlies, one was obliged to recognize their single-truck counterparts, as well as several mechanical hybrids which defied accurate classification. Locomotives having geared trucks were indeed articulated; thus, something had to be said about them. Then, there was the booster-engine which temporarily transformed ordinary locomotives into pseudo-articulateds. The latter-day duplex-drive locomotives could properly have been omitted; however, that would have concealed an important episode of motive-power progress wherein one railroad tried to avoid articulation. Consequently, duplex-drive locomotives are included, too.The author's efforts to locate suitable photographs to illustrate this chronicle have been remarkably successful--and there have been few locomotives whose portraits have been completely elusive. Considering the objective was to obtain views of every kind of articulated steam locomotive on every major railroad, this was no easy task. However, the end result is a dazzling collection of over 600 photographs--including more than 32 color views--some of them quite rare.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Steamliners

Author : Kevin J. Holland
ISBN : 1883089700
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 55.84 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 194
Read : 1003

More than just a review of streamlined steam locomotives in North America, this lal new book examines the metamorphosis of the steam locomotive as passenger trains evolved from the traditional heavyweight limieds of the 1920s to the sleek streamlines of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Famous "Stream-Liners, " including the NYC's 1938 20th Century Limited and PRR's Broadway Limited, the Milwaukee Road's Hiawathas, B&O's Cincinnatian, Southern Pacific's Daylights, and Reading's vest-poker Crusader, are but some of the trains detailed from a motive-power perspective, as are the more home-grown locomotive strealining effforts undertaken by roads such as Fisco, Louisville & Nashville, Southern, Chesapeake & Ohio, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Burlington and many others across the US and Canada. Streamliners pulled by conventional steam locomotives are also represented.
Category: Transportation

Classic Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9781610588683
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 83.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 513
Read : 166

DIVThis massive collection of 700 color photographs (comprising the previously published volumesSteam Power,Vintage Diesel Power, andModern Diesel Power) traces the development of North American locomotives from the early nineteenth century right up to the present, spanning dozens of models from the likes of Alco, Baldwin, Electro-Motive, Fairbanks-Morse, General Electric, and more. Top-notch imagery from dozens of photographers is accompanied by detailed captions from author Brian Solomon that discuss locomotive technology, the roles of specific locomotives in individual railroads, and even the locations and operations depicted in the photographs. Together, this awesome collection stretches from the Baltimore & Ohio’s diminutiveTom Thumbsteam locomotive—generally considered the starting point of North American locomotive technology—right up to today’s high-horsepower “green� models from General Electric and Electro-Motive. The resulting volume, which also reflects the grand geographic and technological breadth of railroading in North America, is the ultimate gathering of great locomotive photographs for casual and hardcore railfans alike./div
Category: Transportation

American Locomotives In Historic Photographs

Author : Ron Ziel
ISBN : 9780486136196
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 26.54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 199
Read : 977

A rare collection of 126 meticulously detailed official photographs, called "builder portraits," majestically chronicle the rise of steam locomotive power in America. Introduction. Detailed captions.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

American Locomotives

Author : Edwin P. Alexander
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035198360
Genre : Locomotives
File Size : 24.81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 311
Read : 1201

Category: Locomotives

American Steam

Author : John M. Wickre
ISBN : 0831788038
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 37.22 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 547
Read : 387

Shows a variety of American steam locomotives, looks at their history, and briefly explains how a steam locomotive works
Category: Technology & Engineering

Guide To North American Steam Locomotives

Author : George H. Drury
ISBN : 0890242062
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 78.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 766
Read : 493

Presents the mechanical features of every locomotive constructed from 1900 to 1953, including boilers, pistons, and drivers.
Category: Transportation