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.

Lives of Engineers

Author: Samuel Smiles

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3955077543


Page: 372

View: 3099

Life and works of two of the very first civil engineers. Reprint of the 1879 edition.

Lives of the Engineers

With an Account of Their Principal Works; Comprising Also a History of Inland Communication in Britain

Author: Samuel Smiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108052940

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 2984

Following the success of his Life of George Stephenson in 1857, the author and social reformer Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) published this three-volume work between 1861 and 1862. Spanning from the Roman to Victorian period, it provides fascinating biographies of Britain's most notable engineers, including detailed accounts of their pioneering work.

The Life of George Stephenson, Railway Engineer

Author: Samuel Smiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108052738

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 4142

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

The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

Author: Isambard Brunel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 614

View: 4276

This study of the pioneering Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was published in 1870 by his son.

Life on a Locomotive

The Story of Buddy Williams, C & NW Engineer

Author: George H. Williams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

View: 7191



with audio recording

Author: Brian Floca

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442485221

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 575

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!

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

View: 7023

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.

The Life of a Steam Railway Photographer

The Reverend Alan Newman

Author: Colin G. Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612399

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 8146

On one of his extensive trips in England, he saw no less than 2218 locomotives in three days - a feat present day enthusiasts are unable to perform. As Alan developed, so did the scope of his railway interest and he was broad minded enough to seek venerable locomotives on the SR and LNER. Finally, and almost at the eleventh hour, he discovered the world of industrial locomotives

Engine-driving Life

Or, Stirring Adventures and Incidents in the Lives of Locomotive Engine-drivers

Author: Michael Reynolds

Publisher: N.A


Category: Locomotive engineers

Page: 190

View: 6902