Twelve Twenty-Five

The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive

Author: Kevin P. Keefe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611862027

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4516

This against-all-odds story of a World War II era steam locomotive captures the determination of two generations of volunteers to keep it running. The narrative traces the train s regular freight service in Michigan, its unlikely salvation from the scrapyard, and the subsequent work to bring it back to steam. This is the tale of the revival of a significant steam locomotive and a triumph of historic preservation."
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Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452154570

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

View: 9077

Cuddle up with the beloved animal friends from the bestselling Steam Train, Dream Train and count on lots of fun! Little train enthusiasts will love counting from one to ten along with the dreamy train cars!
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How a Steam Locomotive Works

Author: Karen Parker

Publisher: TLC Publishing

ISBN: 9780939487899

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 936

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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Chesapeake & Ohio Super Power Steam Locomotives

Author: Eugene L. Huddleston

Publisher: Tlc Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780939487752

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

View: 974

This book fuels the world-wide interest in American locomotives of the late-steam era, when strong performance, high horsepower, and functional beauty were givens. Among roads wealthy enough to afford such engines, Chesapeake & Ohio was in the forefront with its 'Super Power, ' and this new book systematically sets forth the development, use, maintenance, and performance of these 'custom made' designs from the introduction in 1930 of the C&O T-1, then the world's most powerful two-cylinder locomotive, through the 'Kanawhas' and 'Greenbriers' of the 1940s, to the L-2 class of 1942 and 1948, the worlds heaviest Hudsons, to the last fifteen of the Allegheny type, which had established the highest drawbar horsepower record of any steam locomotive in the world. The fascinating story of C&O Super Power involves not only the road's own Mechanical Department in Richmond, Virginia, but its close association with Lima Locomotive Works, of Lima, Ohio, and its even closer kinship with the authoritative Advisory Mechanical Committee of Cleveland, Ohio. In giving the reader a fresh and penetrating examination of C&O Super Power, this book brings together over 175 photos, plus reproductions of C&O's own locomotive diagrams and an ICC inspection report for Allegheny no. 1604, preserved today in Baltimore. The photos were carefully selected for quality, relevance to the text, and originality. These action and still photos hopefully will offer images seldom if ever seen before that the viewer will greet with surprise and delight.
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with audio recording

Author: Brian Floca

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442485221

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 550

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!
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Railroads for Michigan

Author: Graydon M. Meints

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611860856

Category: History

Page: 523

View: 4344

In this thoroughly researched history, Graydon Meints tells the fascinating story of the railroad's arrival and development in Michigan. The railroad would come to play a role in almost every critical event in Michigan's nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history, before beginning to wane following the arrival of the automobile. Looking ahead to the future of the railroad in the Great Lakes region, Meints assesses the strengths and shortcomings of this revolutionary invention.
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The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

Author: Tom Morrison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476627932

Category: Transportation

Page: 636

View: 7757

 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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The Most Powerful Idea in the World

A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

Author: William Rosen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226726347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 585

"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Twilight of Steam

Great Photography from the Last Days of Steam Locomotives in America

Author: Brian Solomon,Ron Wright,Phil Weibler,Bill Vigrass,Gordon Roth,John Gruber,Richard Steinheimer

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345864

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 1599

Steam locomotives may be mostly gone, but they're not forgotten. In Twilight of Steam, acclaimed rail author Brian Solomon selects some of the best black-and-white photography from great rail photographers of the postwar era, including Robert Buck, John P
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A Steam Odyssey

The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand

Author: Victor Hand,Don Phillips,Jeff Brouws

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393084313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 9234

Stunning photographs of steam locomotives on all six continents.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Railway Children

Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114309

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7037

Three children, forced to alter their comfortable lifestyle when their father is taken away by strangers, move to a simple country cottage near a railway station where their days are filled with adventure.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Pere Marquette 1225

Author: T.J. Gaffney,Dean Pyers,Steam Railroading Institute

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439648093

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 2144

Images of Rail: Pere Marquette 1225 presents the history of steam locomotive 1225, one of 39 Berkshire Class 2-8-4’s built between 1937 and 1944 for the Pere Marquette Railway. Although it is best known for being the sound and image behind the movie adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, 1225 has a rich history that preceded a life as a movie star. From her construction at Lima Locomotive Works and important role in hauling material from factories to the front in World War II to her unlikely preservation on Michigan State University’s campus and eventual restoration, the history of 1225 covers nearly 75 years. The locomotive is now housed at the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan, and the story behind it will take readers back to a time when whistles in the night charged the imagination and the United States truly was the “Arsenal of Democracy.”
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The Steam Locomotive

An Engineering History

Author: Ken Gibbs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445624257

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 8626

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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Wolf's Mouth

Author: John Smolens

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 162895258X

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 4710

In 1944 Italian officer Captain Francesco Verdi is captured by Allied forces in North Africa and shipped to a POW camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where the senior POW, the ruthless Kommandant Vogel, demands that all prisoners adhere to his Nazi dictates. His life threatened, Verdi escapes from the camp and meets up with an American woman, Chiara Frangiapani, who helps him elude capture as they flee to the Lower Peninsula. By 1956 they have become Frank and Claire Green, a young married couple building a new life in postwar Detroit. When INS agent James Giannopoulos tracks them down, Frank learns that Vogel is executing men like Frank for their wartime transgressions. As a series of brutal murders rivets Detroit, Frank is caught between American justice and Nazi vengeance. In Wolf ’s Mouth, the recollections of Francesco Verdi/Frank Green give voice to the hopes, fears, and hard choices of a survivor as he strives to escape the ghosts of history.
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The Big Book of Trains

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465462147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8914

From the first locomotive built in 1804 to the high-speed bullet train, The Big Book of Trains is the perfect book for kids who love trains. Packed with amazing facts and photographs of trains around the world, The Big Book of Trains covers the history of trains and train travel. Different types of trains are featured on their own spreads, and each page features multiple images to give a close-up view as well as informative text about each train. See the differences among monorails, passenger trains, and TGVs. Learn about pistons, fireboxes, boilers, and coupling rods, and find out exactly what they do to help the train travel down on the tracks. See key features of each train model and discover the difference between steam trains and diesels. Find out how trains are designed for certain jobs and tasks, including mountain trains, snow trains, and freight trains. Look at the biggest and fastest trains in the world. With incredible pictures and informative text, The Big Book of Trains is the essential book for young readers who want to know everything about trains.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 546

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

The Littlest Train

Author: Chris Gall

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316392855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 949

In this endearing story of a tiny toy train, the creator of the hit series Dinotrux now breathes life into more than a half-dozen trains that climb, haul, chug, zip, and zoom. In a small room, down a short flight of stairs, there lives a little toy train...about to have a BIG adventure! There's an endless world to explore, and awe-inspiring new friends to meet. Mighty Max, Chloe Cogs, Sara Speedster, and Farley Freighter can reach all the best sights, lickety-split. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, will the littlest train find his way home? Calling all train lovers: All aboard!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Smoke Over Steamtown

Author: Dennis Livesey

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764351273

Category: Transportation

Page: 120

View: 6287

Through Dennis A. Livesey's camera lens, readers will experience the thrill of the steam railroad, a transportation system that dominated the USA for over 100 years and helped build a nation. In 131 photographs of Steamtown--a heritage railroad--see the billowing smoke and the flashing steel rods that turn enormous spoked wheels, hear the scream of the whistle, and listen as veteran railroaders share their stories and wisdom. Find out what it means to be in charge of the handbrake on a 400-passenger train as it begins a downhill descent. This book goes beyond train hardware and history, sharing stories so that those outside the railfan community can appreciate the importance of preserving this part of our history.
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A Passion for Steam

Small Scale Steam Locomotives and How They Work

Author: Marc Horovitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692238264


Page: N.A

View: 1413

"A Passion for Steam" describes how small scale, live-steam locomotives work in clear, understandable language. All systems are covered, including boilers, boiler fittings, burners, different fuels, valve gears, different cylinder types, and sundry variations. The second half of the book is a fascinating survey of nearly 100 miniature locomotives, scratchbuilt and commercial, that discusses what makes each one different from its fellows. The book is fully illustrated with hundreds of high-quality drawings and beautiful photographs.
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