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Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

£8.99

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Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

History and development of steam power since 1900

Compiled by George H Drury

From the publishers of Trains Magazine

Presents the mechanical features of every locomotive constructed from 1900 to 1953, including boilers, pistons, and drivers.

By 1960 steam locomotives had all but disappeared from North America's railroads, but more than three decades later they are still among the most fascinating machines ever devised. Among railroad enthusiasts steam remians the number one topic of interest, and the general public still equates railroading with steam locomotives.
Why? What lay behind the romance? Steam locomotives were the machinery of transportation, the first industrial technology that was visible to everyone. Who built them? Why did railroads have so many kinds of steam locomotives - and why did locomotives differ so greatly from rail road to rail road? What did all the parts and plumbing do?
This book answers those questions and many others. It is a compact, one volume reference book covering the development of steam locomotives in the United States, Canada, and Mexico during the 20th Century.

The book is in very good condition.

The front cover has minor wear on the upper and lower corners.

The spine has creasing along the centre of it.

The front hinge has creasing along it.

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Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Compiled by George H Drury
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 cm x 21 cm x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0890242062
ISBN-13:
9780890242063
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
Kalmbach Books
Title:
Guide to North American steam locomotives

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Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

History and development of steam power since 1900

Compiled by George H Drury

From the publishers of Trains Magazine

Presents the mechanical features of every locomotive constructed from 1900 to 1953, including boilers, pistons, and drivers.

By 1960 steam locomotives had all but disappeared from North America's railroads, but more than three decades later they are still among the most fascinating machines ever devised. Among railroad enthusiasts steam remians the number one topic of interest, and the general public still equates railroading with steam locomotives.
Why? What lay behind the romance? Steam locomotives were the machinery of transportation, the first industrial technology that was visible to everyone. Who built them? Why did railroads have so many kinds of steam locomotives - and why did locomotives differ so greatly from rail road to rail road? What did all the parts and plumbing do?
This book answers those questions and many others. It is a compact, one volume reference book covering the development of steam locomotives in the United States, Canada, and Mexico during the 20th Century.

The book is in very good condition.

The front cover has minor wear on the upper and lower corners.

The spine has creasing along the centre of it.

The front hinge has creasing along it.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Compiled by George H Drury
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 cm x 21 cm x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0890242062
ISBN-13:
9780890242063
Number of pages:
448
Publisher:
Kalmbach Books
Title:
Guide to North American steam locomotives

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