American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960 - Railroads Past and Present (Hardback)William Withuhn (author)
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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.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960 figures to be an authoritative reference for generations to come, written by that rarest of men who not only understand the engineering, but who have the writing skill to communicate it.* Trains magazine *