Baldwin Locomotives
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Baldwin Locomotives

by Brian Solomon
     
 

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Philadelphia-based Baldwin began designing and building steam locomotives in the 1830s and gave the U.S. many of its most significant and famous types of steam, and diesel-electric motive power. This history of Baldwin is illustrated with a large selection of rare, superb builder's photos and other publicity images from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, with the

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Philadelphia-based Baldwin began designing and building steam locomotives in the 1830s and gave the U.S. many of its most significant and famous types of steam, and diesel-electric motive power. This history of Baldwin is illustrated with a large selection of rare, superb builder's photos and other publicity images from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, with the book's large page size showcasing the detail and crisp quality of the images in this outstanding collection. Author Brian Solomon provides technical histories of each locomotive along with builder's specifications and explanations of how the locomotives were used by the railroads that bought them. These carefully researched histories are keys to understanding the significance of the locomotives and how they worked, and are presented in a manner that makes the book accessible to everyone, while retaining sufficient technical detail to appeal to the most ardent railroad enthusiast.

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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

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and locomotive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top rail publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

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