Steam Power

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They steamed westward with America, carrying goods and people to the new frontier. They powered through the industrial revolution, moving with the times. And they transported a nation in motion, soldiers and settlers and immigrants, captains of industry and itinerant laborers. These were the steam locomotives that ruled the rails and kept America moving and working for more than a century.

Pictured here in more than 250 modern photographs of restored and preserved models, these...

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Overview

They steamed westward with America, carrying goods and people to the new frontier. They powered through the industrial revolution, moving with the times. And they transported a nation in motion, soldiers and settlers and immigrants, captains of industry and itinerant laborers. These were the steam locomotives that ruled the rails and kept America moving and working for more than a century.

Pictured here in more than 250 modern photographs of restored and preserved models, these locomotives evoke the railroad’s golden age and stand as a powerful reminder of the industry’s might. The book offers a pictorial history of the evolution of steam power from the early nineteenth century to the demise of steam power after World War II; detailed captions identify each pictured locomotive and explain its role in the history of American motive power. Featuring every prominent wheel configuration as well as shrouded “streamlined” locomotives, Steam Power conveys the grand geographic and technological breadth of North American railroading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760333365
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2009
  • Series: Gallery Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 972,795
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and motive power, including North American Railroads and GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1               East

Chapter 2               Central

Chapter 3               West

Chapter 4               Europe

Chapter 5               Gone But Not Forgotten

Index

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