Lives of Engineers

Author: Samuel Smiles

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3955077543

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Page: 372

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Life and works of two of the very first civil engineers. Reprint of the 1879 edition.
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The Life of a Locomotive Engineer

From Steam to Diesel

Author: J. O. Young

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466958596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 114

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This book is an account of my experiences growing up in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, about exciting situations I found my self in as a pilot and aircraft owner for 20 some years. Also, many times I have been asked about the operations of a railroad. I have tried in this book to relate some of these operations while telling what goes on in the cab and the sights that are seen through a locomotive windshield. I have also related some of the narrow escapes and dangerous situations I have found myself in as an Engineer for forty years. Sometimes it was humorous, sometimes scary, sometimes deadly. So all you guys and gals, who always thought you wanted to be a locomotive engineer let me tell you about what you missed. In some instances you'll be glad you did.
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Lives of the Engineers

With an Account of Their Principal Works ; Comprising Also a History of Inland Communication in Britain. ¬The locomotive : George and Robert Stephenson

Author: Samuel Smiles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 388

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The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

Author: Isambard Brunel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 614

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This study of the pioneering Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was published in 1870 by his son.
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The Life of George Stephenson, Railway Engineer

Author: Samuel Smiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108052738

Category: History

Page: 568

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Published in 1857, this first biography of the great railway engineer describes in fascinating detail his life, labours and loves.
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Life on a Locomotive

The Story of Buddy Williams, C & NW Engineer

Author: George H. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

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Locomotive

with audio recording

Author: Brian Floca

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442485221

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with descriptive details of the journey: the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come sit inside the caboose, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!
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The Life of Robert Stephenson, F.R.S.

Author: John Cordy Jeaffreson,William Pole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108070744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

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Relying on incremental experiment rather than leaps into the unknown, Robert Stephenson (1803-59) forged an influential career as a highly respected railway and civil engineer. From the steam locomotive Rocket to the London and Birmingham Railway and the Britannia Bridge, his work helped to consolidate the foundations of the modern engineering profession. Based on the first-hand testimony of relatives and contemporaries as well as correspondence and official records, this 1864 biography by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1831-1901), published only five years after Stephenson's death, tells the story of this quiet industrial innovator. Five chapters by engineer William Pole (1814-1900) provide a more technical insight, examining some of Stephenson's most significant railway bridges and his involvement with the atmospheric system. Volume 1 traces Robert's early life, carefully moulded by his father George, and also covers the building of the London and Birmingham Railway.
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Cotton Belt Engineer

The Life and Times of C. W. "Red" Standefer 1898-1981

Author: Edwin C. Cooper

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449069216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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This is the story of a Texan. This is a TEXAS story. We spell it big here because it is a big story. A big story about a man from TEXAS. A story about a man who as a young boy saw what he wanted to do, set out to do it and accomplished his lifes ambition. The mans name was Cecil Standefer. The events in this book primarily happened in Texas between 1898 and 1981. He struggled some; had some personal losses and he overcame them. He grew up in a time when the United States of America grew to be recognized as a world power. His part in all that was that of a railroad employee. And not just any employee as Cecil Standefer was in engine service. He was in engine service for the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company and he was in this service for 50 years. Cecil Standefer wanted to become a locomotive engineer from the very first time he ever saw a train. He achieved his lifes ambition by becoming a Cotton Belt Engineer.
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