The Golden Age of Steam
A Celebration of the Locomotive From 1830 to 1950Book - 1998
Nothing evokes the exhilarating feeling of power and nostalgia than the sight of a majestic and powerful steam train coursing up a mountain pass, steam billowing from its engine. The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the birth of the railway system as a powerful means of transport for freight and a wonderfully romantic way to travel.Arranged chronologically, the book charts the history of the development of locomotives, detailing the early British innovations in steam the Battle of the Gauges; the American Mikados, Shays, Switchers and Record Breakers, the early Canadian freight trains, European mountain power, and the enduring steam locomotives of India and South America Written by world experts in the field and illustrated with over 400 photographs and artwork, this exhaustive reference also provides specification boxes and comprehensive technical and performance data.
Publisher: New York : Lorenz Books, c1998
Branch Call Number: 385 GAR 1998
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill