Baldwin Locomotives
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Baldwin Locomotives

by Brian Solomon
     
 

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From the 1830s to 1956, Philadelphia-based Baldwin gave the world many of the most significant locomotives ever produced. For the first time, the details of these landmark machines are illustrated with a selection of superb builder’s photos and publicity images taken with large-format cameras and housed in the Broadbelt Collection at the Railroad Museum of

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From the 1830s to 1956, Philadelphia-based Baldwin gave the world many of the most significant locomotives ever produced. For the first time, the details of these landmark machines are illustrated with a selection of superb builder’s photos and publicity images taken with large-format cameras and housed in the Broadbelt Collection at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. 

            Prolific rail historian Brian Solomon follows the design and development of Baldwin locomotives from the earliest steam models through the company’s final passenger and freight diesel-electrics. From mass-produced behemoths to ideas that didn’t quite catch on, Solomon leaves no stone unturned, providing model specifications, explaining the achievements of key company figures like Matthias Baldwin and Samuel Vauclain, and always presenting Baldwin locomotives in the context of contemporary industry developments.

            Complementing the thorough text are outstanding period photographs of newly built locomotives posed near company facilities. The book’s large page size showcases the detail and crisp quality of these carefully selected images. The resulting history is a beautiful and lasting document of a true icon of American rails.

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This book contains enough details to please the most technical-minded train enthusiasts and model railroader, but also provide a larger perspective in the role Baldwin played in the nation’s history and the evolution of railroads. — Model Retailer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760335895
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
05/19/2010
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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This book contains enough details to please the most technical-minded train enthusiasts and model railroader, but also provide a larger perspective in the role Baldwin played in the nation’s history and the evolution of railroads. — Model Retailer

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