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American Locomotives: An Engineering History, 1830-1880

£9.99

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John Hopkins Press. 1968. White, John H. DJ Condition: good. Condition: very good. Rips, marks, discolouring and signs of wear all over DJ. Some very slight creases in some pages. Spine and pages still in excellent condition. Contains black and white photographs and illustrations.

"Although there have been many romanticized treatments of the steam locomotive in America, this is the first comprehensive technical history of the early development of the machine. A major reason for this seeminly inexplicable gap has been the inaccessability of contemporary documents and drawings. Additionally, most of the surviving locotmotives have been rebuilt so often that little of the original construction remains. Mr White's task was therefore formuidable, and he spent over seven years gathering information and illustrations for this volume. The result is a definitive reference work that will prove to be indispensable for anyone who wants to study the dimensions and evolution of the American locomotive." - inside DJ cover

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Author(s):
White, John H.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
503
Publisher:
John Hopkins Press
Title:
American Locomotives: An Engineering History, 1830-1880

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John Hopkins Press. 1968. White, John H. DJ Condition: good. Condition: very good. Rips, marks, discolouring and signs of wear all over DJ. Some very slight creases in some pages. Spine and pages still in excellent condition. Contains black and white photographs and illustrations.

"Although there have been many romanticized treatments of the steam locomotive in America, this is the first comprehensive technical history of the early development of the machine. A major reason for this seeminly inexplicable gap has been the inaccessability of contemporary documents and drawings. Additionally, most of the surviving locotmotives have been rebuilt so often that little of the original construction remains. Mr White's task was therefore formuidable, and he spent over seven years gathering information and illustrations for this volume. The result is a definitive reference work that will prove to be indispensable for anyone who wants to study the dimensions and evolution of the American locomotive." - inside DJ cover

Author(s):
White, John H.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
503
Publisher:
John Hopkins Press
Title:
American Locomotives: An Engineering History, 1830-1880

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