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Classic American Locomotives

Author : Charles McShane
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Anyone who has watched in anticipation as a powerful steam engine rolled into a station, belching iconic billows of black smoke, or heard the memorable blue note sound of a steam engine whistle will revel in Charles McShane’s amazingly detailed exploration of the inner workings of the classic steam engine. This historical record from 1909 will delight fans of classic American steam locomotives and those who have an unwavering love for classic American history. You’ll be able to look over hundreds of detailed illustrations, from mechanical side valves and engines to locomotives like the Baldwin and the Richmond. Not only will you see the beauty of these historical machines, but McShane also explains every aspect of how these incredible behemoths of the railways operated. With detailed examinations of the engineering of the classic steam engine, you will be able not only to understand and admire the outer workings of these locomotives, but also to learn what a side valve, steam injector, and pressure gauge are, and how they work. This classic will be loved by all and fit perfectly as the centerpiece of any train aficionado’s library.

The Steam Locomotive

Author : Ken Gibbs
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Ken Gibbs tells the history of the engineering triumph that is a steam locomotive from the 1800s to the 1960s showing how each development changed the course of history.

North American Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
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Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.

British Steam BR Standard Locomotives

Author : Keith Langston
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After WWII the existing railway companies were all put into the control of the newly formed British Transport Commission and that government organization spawned British Railways, which came into being on 1st January 1948. The railway infrastructure had suffered badly during the war years and most of the steam locomotives were 'tired' and badly maintained and or life expired. Although the management of British Railways was already planning to replace steam power with diesel and electric engines/units they still took a decision to build more steam locomotives (as a stop gap). Some 999 (yes just 1 short) Standard locomotives were built in 12 classes ranging from super powerful express and freight engine to suburban tank locomotives. The locomotives were mainly in good order when the order came in 1968 to end steam, some only 8 years old.There still exists a fleet of 46 preserved Standards of which 75% are in working order in and around the UKs preserved railways, furthermore 3 new build standard locomotives are proposed. Steam fans who were around in the 1960s all remember the 'Standards'.

The Australian Locomotive Guide

Author : Peter Clark
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Describes the Diesel and Electric locomotives used on the main line and export mineral railways in Australia and the operating preserved steam locomotives used both on preserved lines and on main lines. Diesel locomotives are listed according to the type of Diesel engine and arranged to show the development of a particular type of locomotive. Entries progressing from lower power to higher power units. This layout shows the similarity of types used on different systems, particularly in the area of State government railways. The Electric locomotives are grouped by system in chronological order Steam locomotives are organised by wheel arrangement since this brings together similar locomotives from different systems. Covers all the diesel and electric locomotives used by the Australian main line railways whether still in service or not. Many diesel locomotives are now being used for secondary duties by smaller operators or leased by larger operators as required.

Early American Steam Locomotives

Author : Reed Kinert
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Relive train travel's earliest days with this splendidly illustrated story of steam locomotion, from "teakettles" to "titans." Working from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts, the author re-creates, in accurate renderings, the earliest locomotives.

Trains

Author : Susan E Goodman
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A Step 3 reader introducing trains of all shapes and sizes doing what they do best: hauling freight, carrying passengers, and zooming at speeds close to 400 miles per hour! Readers will encounter the Jacobite—a Scottish train that plays the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. They will learn about the great steam locomotives that crossed the United States, joining east and west in 1869. And they will learn about the different technologies­­—steam, diesel, electric, and electromagnetic­­—that continue to make trains an important part of our modern world. Illustrated with full color and black & white photos. Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics—for children who are ready to read on their own. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Customs Tariff and Tax Schedule of the People s Republic of China 2012 Edition

Author : China Trade Data
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Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Cybernetics and Informatics

Author : Shaobo Zhong
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Cybernetics and Informatics (ICCI 2012) covers the hybridization in control, computer, information, communications and applications. ICCI 2012 held on September 21-23, 2012, in Chongqing, China, is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Nanyang Technological University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Hunan Institute of Engineering, Beijing University, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). This two volume publication includes selected papers from the ICCI 2012. Covering the latest research advances in the area of computer, informatics, cybernetics and applications, which mainly includes the computer, information, control, communications technologies and applications.

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2012

Author : Edgar Thorpe
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A History of Railway Locomotives down to the End of the Year 1831

Author : Chapman Frederick Marshall
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Chapman Frederick Marshall gibt in seinem Buch einen umfassenden Einblick über die Geschichte der Lokomotive bis in das frühe 19. Jahrhundert hinein. Sein Ziel war es, Lücken, die in der Darstellung dieses Gegenstandes bis dahin noch in der Literatur bestanden, zu schließen. Dabei geht er nicht nur auf die Idee des Dampfbetriebes ein, sondern nennt wichtige Persönlichkeiten, die die Entwicklung der Lokomotive beeinflusst und vorangetrieben haben. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual 2012

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Locomotives of the Namaqualand Railway and Copper Mines

Author : Peter Bagshawe
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The Railroad at Pocatello

Author : Thornton Waite
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Pocatello was founded as a station on the narrow-gauge Utah and Northern Railway in 1878, and it has been a railroad town ever since. Passenger and freight trains arrived and departed in all four directions of the compass, 24 hours a day. The Union Pacific also built extensive shops at Pocatello, where railroad equipment was serviced, maintained, and repaired. In addition, refrigerator cars were iced from a large icehouse, and railroad ties were treated with preservative at a tie plant. The advent of the automobile, improved roads, new technologies, and the introduction of the diesel-electric locomotives all combined to change the railroad industry, affecting Pocatello in many ways. Passenger trains were discontinued, the steam-locomotive-servicing facilities were closed, and shop buildings were torn down. However, the railroad in Pocatello remains a vital part of the local scene today, with freight trains continuing to run through the city day and night.

Federal Register

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Advanced Research on Industry Information System and Material Engineering IISME2012

Author : Helen Zhang
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In these proceedings are to be found original ideas and new insights on many aspects of Industry, information Systems and Materials Engineering. The conference was an excellent platform for researchers to exchange innovative ideas and new perspectives. The 140 papers are grouped into the following: 1: Industrial Technology, Materials Engineering and Dynamic Systems, 2: Industry, Manufacturing Technology and Mechanical Engineering, 3: Materials Science, Machine Systems and Production Systems and 4: Materials Engineering, Energy Science and Ecological Resources. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).

Steam Locomotive Construction and Maintenance Describing Workshop Equipment and Practice in the Construction of Modern Steam Railway Locomotives with Notes on Inspection Testing Maintenance and Repairs

Author : Ernest Leopold Ahrons
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Baldwin Locomotives

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Illustrated Catalogue of Narrow gauge Locomotives

Author : Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation
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Locomotive Building

Author : Ralph E. Flanders
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Originally created in 1911, Locomotive Building is the definitive text concerning the construction of steam engines for railroad use. Chapters include descriptions of all locomotive systems and their functions, including side rods, boiler, wheels, axle and diving boxes, frames and cylinders, valve motion, shop practice and more. Profusely illustrated with diagrams and rare photos, this reprint has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.