Locomotive Book
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  • Author : Brian Floca
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442485228

Locomotive Excerpt :

The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with descriptive details of the journey: the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come sit inside the caboose, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831 1920 Book

A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831 1920

  • Author : Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Genre: Baldwin locomotives
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935327547

A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831 1920 Excerpt :

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.

The Model Railroader s Guide to Diesel Locomotives Book

The Model Railroader s Guide to Diesel Locomotives

  • Author : Jeff Wilson
  • Publisher : Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 9780890247617

The Model Railroader s Guide to Diesel Locomotives Excerpt :

Learn the history, spotting features, characteristics, and operation of diesel locomotives, plus how to determine appropriate eras, and details and features.

Inspection of Locomotives Book

Inspection of Locomotives

  • Author : United States. U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on interstate commerce
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111140518

Inspection of Locomotives Excerpt :

Classic Locomotives Book

Classic Locomotives

  • Author : Brian Solomon
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2013-10-07
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760345283

Classic Locomotives Excerpt :

"The collection of three previously published volumes presents the history of locomotives from early steam power through today's massive diesel-electric models. Illustrated with 700 photographs accompanied by in-depth, informative captions"-Provided by publisher.