Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

Author: George H. Drury

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780890242063

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

View: 4033

Presents the mechanical features of every locomotive constructed from 1900 to 1953, including boilers, pistons, and drivers.
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Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

Author: George Drury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627002592

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 9337

This newly revamped book features every steam locomotive built in the U.S. and Canada since 1900.
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Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive

Author: J. Parker Lamb

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253342195

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 197

View: 9456

"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 to the development of the American steam locomotive, first by numerous small builders and later, in the early twentieth 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 the subsequent decline of this famous machine."--BOOK JACKET.
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American Steam Locomotive

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760303363

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 7730

A collection of full-color and black-and-white illustrated photographs of the American steam locomotive along with a history of the development of the steam engine, technological advances, and the influence of the Industrial Age on American society.
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Early American Steam Locomotives

Author: Reed Kinert

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141403

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 4182

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.
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Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives

Author: Jeff Wilson

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781627004558

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 306

View: 6583

Get detailed information on diesel locomotives produced in North America from the 1930s to today.
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The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

Author: Tom Morrison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476665826

Category: Transportation

Page: 636

View: 6076

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.
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Field Guide to Trains

Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349975

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 7746

"This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher.
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Firing the Steam Locomotive

Author: The Reading Company

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 943

This 1947 operating manual includes 42 diagrams and illustrations, and is organized as follows: Safety Remember Crew Cooperation Introduction Cooperation in Firing the Locomotive Fireman’s Duties Introduction Fireman’s Duties on Arrival at Engine-House Fireman’s Duties After Assignment to Locomotive Fireman’s Duties on the Trip Fireman’s Duties at End of Trip Cab Curtains Coal Classifications Bituminous Coal Carbon and Volatile Matter Inspecting the Coal in the Tender What to Look for in the Tender What to Look for in the Firebox Combustion Coal Air Igniting Temperature Rate of Combustion Factors Affecting Good Combustion Condition of Coal, a Factor in Combustion Ashes Clinkers Suggestions for Avoiding Clinkers General Firing Information Fuel Conservation “Don’ts” How to Prepare a Fire Introduction How to Care for the Fire While the Locomotive Is on the Ready Track Fireman’s Duty in Preparing Fire How to Inspect the Fire Introduction Procedure to Be Followed for Inspecting the Fire Before the Door Is Opened: Inspect the Whole Fire Correct Bad Conditions Revealed by Inspection How to Fire Different Kinds of Coal Introduction Standard Firing Practices Standard Firing Procedure to Be Followed at All Times Suggestions for Firing Wet Coal Suggestions for Firing Clinkering Coal Suggestions for Firing High Slack (Fine Coal) Introduction Changes in Kind of Coal Improper Jet Setting Improper Supply of Coal to Firebox Cut-Off and Throttle Changes Fire Works Ahead on the Grate Slipping of the Locomotive Driving Wheels How to Correct Bad Fire Conditions Introduction How to Correct Banks in the Back of the Firebox How to Correct Banks in the Front of the Firebox How to Correct a Plugged Arch How to Correct Light Spots Under the Distributing Table (HT Stoker) How to Correct Light Spots on the Back Grates How to Correct Fire Depth—Fire Too Deep How to Correct a Clinkered Fire Suggestions on Firing to Avoid Damage to the Firebox and Tubes The Stoker General Description The Stoker Engine The Tender Conveyor Unit The Intermediate Unit The Elevator Unit The Distributing Table Operating the Stoker Grates and Their Functions Introduction Use of the Grates Care of the Grates How to Shake the Grates Introduction Procedure for Operating the Grates Operating the Grate to Remove Normal Ash Accumulation Operating the Grates When the Fire Is Thin in the Back or Has “Worked Ahead” Operating the Grates to Eliminate Banks or High Spots Operating the Grates to Remove Clinkers The Locomotive Boiler Introduction The Boiler The Firebox Syphons and Arch Tubes Flues Causes of Leaking Flues Fire Doors Staybolts The Steam Dome Safety Valves The Smoke Box Locomotive Water Systems Introduction Water Level Indicating Devices Feedwater Devices Cold Weather Precautions How to Pump a Boiler Care of Water Systems Testing the Feed Water Pump Testing the Injector Before Leaving the Terminal Pumping the Boiler While Locomotive Is Under Way Pumping of the Boiler Is Essential to Good Firing Smoke Control and Draft Control Introduction Description of the Blower Uses of the Blower When to Use the Blower Preventing Smoke When Preparing the Fire Before Starting Preventing Smoke When the Locomotive Is Under Way Always Observe These Rules The Superheater
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Classic Locomotives

Steam and Diesel Power in 700 Photographs

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345287

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

View: 1272

"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.
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How a Steam Locomotive Works

Author: Karen Parker

Publisher: TLC Publishing

ISBN: 9780939487899

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 4512

This book examines how modern steam locomotive works, including all its major sub-systems and appliances. Illustrations show how each part of the locomotive fits into the overall functioning, some background on each aspect of each function, and examples of various locomotives from a wide variety of railroads all over the U.S. The book is written for the layman to understand, providing a really easy to comprehend, yet technically competent and complete volume that will be valuable for anyone interested in the steam era.
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How Steam Locomotives Really Work

Author: Peter William Brett Semmens,Alan J. Goldfinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607823

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

View: 8312

The technology underlying steam trains was one of the foundations of the industrial revolution in the 19th Century, and although it has since been replaced, steam trains can still be found all over the world, preserved in railways and museums. This book describes their components, and how they work, and considers their development over 150 years, all over the world.
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American Locomotives

An Engineering History, 1830-1880

Author: John H. White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801857140

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 593

View: 9700

In 1835, there were 175 steam locomotives in service in the United States. By 1900, that number had increased to 37,663. In this newly revised and expanded edition of his classic work, the renowned railroad historian John H. White, Jr., chronicles the explosive growth and development of the steam locomotive in America - from the first British imports to the New York Elevated locomotives of the 1880s - and adds more than ninety new pages of superb illustrations and text. Beginning with the early era of locomotive design, White describes the background and methods of the first American builders, the special requirements of American railroads, construction materials, locomotive types, performance, and costs. He then turns to the development of individual components: boilers and running gears, headlights and cowcatchers, sandboxes, bells, and whistles. Throughout, remarkably detailed scale drawings - many reproduced from the original working drawings - illustrate design features and modifications.
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Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9780760305430

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 5966

From Wales to the modern steam-powered tourist trains of Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Colorado. Features coal-consuming behemoths and the men and women who keep them chugging along tracks that measure just two to three feet in width.
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North American Locomotives

A Railroad-by-Railroad Photohistory

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760343705

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 556

Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.
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The Steam Locomotive

An Engineering History

Author: Ken Gibbs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445624257

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 3703

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.
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The Complete Book of North American Railroading

Author: Kevin EuDaly,Mike Schafer,Steve Jessup,Jim Boyd,Andrew McBride,Steve Glischinski

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 0785833897

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 9773

It would be impossible to imagine the rapid growth of the United States and Canada without railroads. From the industry's first tentative steps in the early nineteenth century to the railways of our day, here is a fitting celebration of that legacy-an all-encompassing tome for hardcore railfans and casual enthusiasts alike. For more than 150 years, railroads have transformed everyday life in North America - Bringing goods to market, carrying travelers across the continent, seeing us through wars, enriching our folklore, and proving indispensible tour economic, industrial, and social infrastructures. And that's not to mention the mind-bending technologies and machines that railroads have spawned. The Complete Book of North American Railroading celebrates the people and machines that have made this growth possible. In these pages, a cast of railroading authorities team up to tackle the industry's genesis; the development of steam, electric, and diesel-electric locomotives; the golden age of passenger travel; workhorse freight haulers; railroad infrastructure; and modern railroading operations.
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American Steam Locomotives

Design and Development, 1880-1960

Author: William L. Withuhn

Publisher: Railroads Past and Present

ISBN: 9780253039330

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

View: 5148

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.
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