Classic American Locomotives: The 1909 Classic on Steam Locomotive Technology

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616088248
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,009,203
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles McShane originally published Classic American Locomotives in 1899 and is also the author of One Thousand Pointers for Machinists and Engineers.
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Table of Contents

History of the Locomotive 13
Slide Valves 19
Balanced Slide Valves 64
Link Motion 97
The Shifting Link 99
Errors of the Link Motion 131
Locomotive Valve Setting 146
Rules for Valve Setting 172
Other Valve Gears 190
The Steam Indicator 212
Injectors and Boiler Checks 230
Lubricators 269
Steam and Air Gauges 280
Metallic Packings 292
General Information 298
Locating Blows and Pounds 313
Compound Locomotives 326
Breakdowns 401
Combustion 421
Incrustation 445
Modern Locomotives 470
Extraordinary Fast Runs 504
General Machine Shop Work (Erecting Department) 512
Shoes and Wedges 512
Quartering Driving Wheels 534
Modern Counter-Balancing 537
Miscellaneous Points, Tables, Etc. 556
General Machine Work 563
Metric System 578
Compressed Air 583
Air Brake 609
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