Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 264 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 19 mm
This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the realities of steam traction. * Transport Digest *
. . . an excellent treatment of theory, practice and history . . . It will fascinate engineers and railway enthusiasts, as well as prove a source of interesting historical and technical teaching material. * New Scientist *
Enthusiasts will be riveted. * Yorkshire Evening Press *
. . . a most worthy book at an attractive price for anyone interested in steam locomotive technology. * The Newcomen Society *
Excellent value for money. * Railnews *
To enable train enthusiasts to understand the workings of the various types of engines in use, this book describes the anatomy and physiology of the steam train. It covers the design of the engine, the process of converting fuel into mechanical tractive effort to haul passenger and freight trains, the function and design of the various components of the engine, and the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of steam locomotives. Although the steam locomotive originated in the United Kingdom, there were parallel lines of development in North America and Europe, and the individual features of these are also covered. * Mechanical Engineering *
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