HOW A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

HOW A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

Unavailable for some time, this book proved to be an instant success when first published, explaining as it did, in a simple and comprehensible way the complex engineering behind a steam locomotive.

Author: DOMINIC. WELLS

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ISBN: 1910809748

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Steam Locomotive Standards

Steam Locomotive Standards

Author: Baldwin Locomotive Works

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ISBN: OCLC:55475690

Category: Baldwin locomotives

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The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

The International Power Co., owners of the Rhode Island Locomotive Works, already owned the Cooke Locomotive & Machine Works, Paterson, New Jersey. The other companies in the merger were the Brooks Locomotive Works, ...

Author: Tom Morrison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627939

Category: Transportation

Page: 636

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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.
Categories: Transportation

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive

BODO c0000 THE BALOWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS 9772 60010 SODO STEAN OST EAST fo 3 a a ( Top ) Builder's portrait of 4-10-2 No. 60000 reveals the large water tube firebox and a jacket virtually devoid of piping . The lack of clear view beneath ...

Author: J. Parker Lamb

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253342198

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 197

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Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive documents the role played by mechanical engineers in the development of locomotive design. The steam engine and the mechanical engineering profession both grew directly out of the Industrial Revolution's need for sources of power beyond that of men and animals. Invented in England when coal mining was being developed, the practical steam engine eventually found numerous applications in transportation, especially in railroad technology. J. Parker Lamb traces the evolution of the steam engine from the early 1700s through the early 1800s, when the first locomotives were sent to the United States from England. Lamb then shifts the scene to the development of the American steam locomotive, first by numerous small builders, and later, by the early 20th century, by only three major enterprises and a handful of railroad company shops. Lamb reviews the steady progress of steam locomotive technology through its pinnacle during the 1930s, then discusses the reasons for its subsequent decline.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831 1920

A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831 1920

This high quality reprint of the official company history dates from 1920. The book has been slightly reformatted, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

Author: Baldwin Locomotive Works

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781935327547

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Page: 177

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Originally written in the late 1900¿s and then periodically revised, A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works chronicles the origins and growth of one of America¿s greatest industrial-era corporations. Founded in the early 1830¿s by Philadelphia jeweler Matthais Baldwin, the company built a huge number of steam locomotives before ceasing production in 1949. These included the 4-4-0 American type, 2-8-2 Mikado and 2-8-0 Consolidation. Hit hard by the loss of the steam engine market, Baldwin soldiered on for a brief while, producing electric and diesel engines. General Electric¿s dominance of the market proved too much, and Baldwin finally closed its doors in 1956. By that time over 70,500 Baldwin locomotives had been produced. This high quality reprint of the official company history dates from 1920. The book has been slightly reformatted, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.
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Steam

Steam

In this educational childrens tale, two siblings embark on a great adventure inside Steamtown National Historic Site.

Author: Thomas S. Tholen

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489707833

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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On a fine Saturday morning, Henry and Sumner head with their family to Steamtown National Historic Site. They are so excited because there is nothing Henry and Sumner love more than locomotives and big steel machines! As their adventurous day leads them from a big Union Pacific locomotive to a real train ride and finally the museum, the children learn all about steam engines, the different locomotive cars, the duties of an engineer, and how a locomotive boiler creates steam. In this educational childrens tale, two siblings embark on a great adventure inside Steamtown National Historic Site.
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The Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831 1915

The Baldwin Locomotive Works  1831 1915

Brown , John K. “ The Baldwin Locomotive Works , 1831–1915 : A Case Study in the Capital Equipment Sector . ... Park , Donald , K. “ An Historical Analysis of Innovation and Activity : American Steam Locomotive Building , 1900–1952 .

Author: John K. Brown

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801868122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Winner of the Hilton Book Award from the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society The largest maker of heavy machinery in Gilded Age America and an important global exporter, the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia achieved renown as one of the nation's most successful and important firms. Relying on gifted designers and skilled craftsmen, Baldwin built thousands of standard and custom steam locomotives, ranging from narrow gauge 0-4-0 industrial engines to huge mallet compounds. John K. Brown analyzes the structure of railroad demand; the forces driving continual innovation in locomotive design; Baldwin's management systems, shop-floor skills, and career paths; and the evolution of production methods.
Categories: Business & Economics

Baldwin Locomotive Works Illustrated Catalog

Baldwin Locomotive Works Illustrated Catalog

BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS Manufacturers of Locomotive Engines Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Founded in the early 1830's by Philadelphia jeweler blatthais Baldwin, the Baldwin Locomotive Works built a huge number of steam locomotives before ...

Author: Baldwin Locomotive Works

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781935327431

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Founded in the early 1830¿s by Philadelphia jeweler Matthais Baldwin, the Baldwin Locomotive Works built a huge number of steam locomotives before ceasing production in 1949. These included the 4-4-0 American type, 2-8-2 Mikado and 2-8-0 Consolidation. This 1881 illustrated catalog shows the company¿s full line of steam locomotives, from switchers the to the massive, triple-articulated compound model.
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Locomotive Appliances

Locomotive Appliances

A railroad classic. Covers steam locomotive appliances from the pilot beam to the drawbar.

Author: Marshall M. Kirkman

Publisher: Indian Valley Locomotive Works

ISBN: 9780974363516

Category: Transportation

Page: 516

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A railroad classic. Covers steam locomotive appliances from the pilot beam to the drawbar. Whistles, injectors, gauges, brakes, lights and generators, every appliance on a steam locomotive is explained, diagrammed, and indexed for quick reference. Every word and illustration in the original 1907 publication. On heavy 55# paper.
Categories: Transportation

Steam Locomotive Projects Ideas

Steam Locomotive Projects   Ideas

locomotives built for use in the United freight locomotives became the rule . Baldwin Locomotives Works , for States were the 0-8-0 switchers of the If the trend of the 1940s had contin- example , classified its locomotives Norfolk ...

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Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0890244006

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Get the basics of modeling and operating steam locomotives! You'll learn to detail, kitbash, paint, and maintain steam locomotives of any scale. Includes information about the history of steam locomotive power and components of the prototype.
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