But a handful of railroads went out of their way to keep steam alive. This stunning volume is a pictorial tribute to working steam in North America, beautifully illustrated and lovingly told.
Author: Nils Huxtable
Publisher: Metro Publishing, Limited
An era ended in 1960, when the major railroads in the United States dieselized. Having served the continent for more than a century, North America's most visible symbol of industrial supremacy was obsolete. In railroad yards everywhere, thousands of steam engines stood gathering rust or waiting silently for a call to service that never came; still more perished unceremoniously, sold off and cut up for scrap metal. But a handful of railroads went out of their way to keep steam alive. This stunning volume is a pictorial tribute to working steam in North America, beautifully illustrated and lovingly told. -- Includes prime examples of accurate restorations that illustrate the development of steam locomotives while evoking the mood of this exciting period in North American History -- Filled with discussions of the dedicated preservationists who have kept steam alive in an era when the cost of overhauling and maintenance has become an extravagance -- More than 100 pristine, black-and-white photographs capture some of the most beautiful and historic steam locomotives in operation today
Author: compiled from Wikipedia entries and published byby DrGoogelbergPublish On:
G. R. Henderson, Recent Development of the Locomotive (Philadelphia, 1913)
Wright and Swift (editors) Locomotive Dictionary (third edition, ... I . The Evolution of the American Steam Locomotive, Midwest Rail Publication, Iowa, 1967.
Author: compiled from Wikipedia entries and published byby DrGoogelberg
Press, 1995 Bruce, Alfred W, The Steam Locomotive in America, W. W. Norton,
1952 ... Simon & Schuster, 1955 Drury, George H., Guide to North American Steam Locomotives, Kalmbach Publishing, 2015 Dubin, Arthur, Some Classic
Author: William Lowell PutnamPublish On: 2011-07-25
Hunter, Robert F., and Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Claudius Crozet: French Engineer in
America, 1790–1864. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1989. Huxtable
, Nils. Classic North American Steam. Greenwich, CT: Brompton, 1990. Jensen ...
Author: William Lowell Putnam
Describing and detailing the boring of major railroad tunnels throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book covers the period from the creation of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Tunnel in the 1850s to Copper Canyon’s Continental and El Descanso tunnels in the early 1960s. Other notable tunnels featured here include Massachusetts’ notoriously expensive and slow-progressing Hoosac Tunnel; Colorado’s rail and water Moffat Tunnel; Montana’s Flathead Tunnel; and several major tunnels along the Canadian Pacific’s main line. In addition to providing details on the tunnels, the author considers the reasons they were created, their engineers, and their use. The book includes more than 50 period and contemporary photos. A glossary explains concepts related to railroad construction and maintenance.
DORSEY , EDWARD BATES : English and American Railroads Compared ; New
York , 1887 . DRURY , GEORGE H . : Guide to North American Steam
Locomotives ; Kalmbach , Milwaukee , 1993 . DUBIN , ARTHUR D . : Some Classic Trains ...
Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest
Complete with Travelers Tales boxes, specially commissioned maps & a listing of heritage team locomotives still in action today, this exciting chronicle tells the complete story of how the Iron Horse changed the course of history.
North. American. Steam. Right : The Santa Fe Express halts at Virginia City in
1885, headed by Virginia & Truckee 4-4-0 No 11, Rene. Below left: 'American' 4-
4-0s at a busy junction in New York State are depicted in an engraving of 1874.
Author: Patrick Bruce Whitehouse
Publisher: Book Sales
Explores the history of the steam locomotive, from the colorful engines of Britain to the great locomotives of Europe and North America, and examines the development of steam engines in Africa, Asia, and Australasia
Steam. Locomotive. Comes. of. Age. more than 100 years. During the 19th
century, transportation costs per mile dropped ... This book is a companion
volume to John H. White's now classic 1968 work, American Locomotives: An
Author: William L. Withuhn
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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.
Archer, Robert F. A History of the Lehigh Valley Railroad: Route of the Black
Diamond. Berkeley, CA: ... Bruce, Alfred W. e Steam Locomotive in America: Its
Development in the Twentieth Century. ... Dubin, Arthur D. Some Classic Trains.
Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Crestline Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
"An illustrated look at some of North America's most iconic locomotive models from the 19th century to the present, organized alphabetically by landmark railroads"--
"The collection of three previously published volumes presents the history of locomotives from early steam power through today's massive diesel-electric models.
Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
"The collection of three previously published volumes presents the history of locomotives from early steam power through today's massive diesel-electric models. Illustrated with 700 photographs accompanied by in-depth, informative captions"-Provided by publisher.
The 1909 Classic on Steam Locomotive Technology ... The magnificent engine
shown on the first page of this book is one of two locomotives recently built by the
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works for the Union Railroad of Pittsburgh and ...
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A book about classic American locomotives from the Golden Era of trains - it's a must for all train enthusiasts.
A Classic Album of American Railroading Lucius Beebe, Charles Clegg. HORA
WEST PASSAGE HENRY R. GRIFFITHS , JR . N.P. AT MULLAN , IDAHO For
generations before the achievement , by the United States and Canada , of their ...
Author: Lucius Beebe
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
A collection of more than five hundred photographs and illustrations capture the sights, sounds, and smells of American railroading, depicting the folkways of little carriers, the personnel of main lines, and more.
'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
While it adopted the NP's dark green and cream colors, the HMD Styling Section
created a unique SP&S version of the NP's road-unit paint scheme. Its first
diesels ... The last steam locomotive to operate on the SP&S was 4-6-6-4 No. 910
Author: Mike Schafer
Publisher: Motorbooks International
This book picks up where the previous two Classic American titles left off, focusing on the golden age of American railroading from 1945 to the early 1970s. It extends to the present day where applicable, providing a colorful look at locomotives, passenger and freight operations, development, and, in some cases, demise. Full color.
9 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice , 1941 , provides steam , diesel ,
and electric information in 1300 pages , 2600 illustrations . ....... $ 50 More Classic Trains is a huge volume dedicated to the luxury trains of an era past .
Many Thanks A six year search for a conclusive album with exact information on
the North American steam traction engine ... Thanks are also due to Harold
Hopkinson of Allis - Chalmers Corp .; Dean V. Kruse of Classic Auction Company
... of steam 18 Remnants of the Spanish Vintage 20 Dominant for two decades
The Atlantics 22 American classics in Cuba ... American steam 28 Legacy of a
chequered history 30 Supreme for thirty years Classic British 4-4-0s 32 Steam on
Author: Colin Garratt
Publisher: Welcome Rain Publishers
Presents a pictorial history of steam locomotives from around the world.
... and Selkirks produced one of the most classic paint schemes ever found on North American steam locomotives . West of the Great Divide contains more than
400 black - and - white photos along with several pages of color pictures .
45.00 B & O Steam Finale Volume 2 Alaska Yukon Railroads PRR Triumph 1
Altoona to Pitcairn .22.00 40.00 .58.50 Along the B & C RR ... America- CA & NV ;
GLW ; Colorful Memories of Reading's Shamokin Div . .18.00 A.C. Gilbert's
Famous American Flyer Trains ... Roster .58.50 Railroads of the Pine Tree State
Vol 1 ..45.00 Talking to the World from Pam Am's Clippers 20.00 Classic Freight
Cars V II ...
80 Photographs Mainly from the National Maritime Museum Depicting British and North American Naval, Merchant, and Special ... 11 W1 C . R . R . of N . J . No 1
1892 - not known Schooner - Rigged Coal Barge This photograph illustrates
another aspect of steam - and - sail ... There is a graphic description of a meeting
with one in David Livingstone ' s classic account of an exceptionally bad passage
Richly illustrated with over 200 photos, this book tells the story of railroad streamliners, from their early days as short little articulated speedsters to their halcyon years as 20-car "cities on wheels"--Places that were going somewhere.
Author: Mike Schafer
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
Richly illustrated with over 200 photos, this book tells the story of railroad streamliners, from their early days as short little articulated speedsters to their halcyon years as 20-car "cities on wheels"--Places that were going somewhere. And it also tells a story of a time of individuality, when streamliners reflected the personality of the regions they served.